Cameron is dictating to his ministers because he can’t dictate to the EU

Kitchen table Fuhrer David Cameron has told his cabinet ministers to back any deal he makes with the European Union – or leave the government.

He wants a show of support for propaganda purposes, you see. He knows he won’t gain any meaningful concessions from the other EU countries so he needs his Cabinet to lie about them.

The move is also intentionally provocative – he knows a group of 50 Tory MPs are pushing for major reforms that he won’t be able to secure; he’s telling them they will split the Tory Party if they continue, because he isn’t going to back down.

Being cowards first and foremost, it seems probably that these rebels will back down. They are Tories, after all – being in power is more important to them than anything else.

Mr Cameron added: “I am carrying out a renegotiation in the national interest to get a result that I believe will be in the national interest. I’m confident I can get that.”

He was lying, of course. The renegotiation is in his personal interest – he wants to keep his Eurosceptic backbenchers on-side and that is the only reason for his referendum. The result, therefore, will not be in the national interest, no matter which way it goes. And he has no reason to claim he can get the result he wants, either.

There are, of course, subjects that should be renegotiated – but David Cameron won’t be touching them at all.

The vexed negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership form a very obvious example. A few European and British business leaders want this deal to go through as it currently stands, because this will give businesses the ability to make nation states pay if legislation harms their ability to make a profit. Of course, the rational way of ordering such affairs is for businesses to pay if nation states have to legislate against them because they are causing harm to the people or the environment in the name of profit.

The most probably outcome is he’ll come back lying about what he has achieved – just as George Osborne did over the EU membership surcharge last autumn.

Source: David Cameron says ministers must back any EU deal – BBC News

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2 thoughts on “Cameron is dictating to his ministers because he can’t dictate to the EU

  1. hstorm

    it was weird listening to one of the Tory backbenchers on Radio 4 this morning describing this as ‘collective responsibility’. Any use of the word ‘responsibility’ by a Tory should set alarm bells ringing in our heads of course, as it usually decodes as an authoritarian statement, but I thought a better label for Cameron’s command would surely be ‘coercion’.

  2. lukasdavas

    The quicker the people of this country grow a spine and unite together to get rid of these Tory parasites ASAP , Like Iceland did with there corrupt Govt. removed them with people power and jailed the thieving bankers !!
    What lasting legacy or benefit has any Tory Govt. gave to the people in the last 100 years??
    You could make a long list of Labours achievements just in the last 15 years not forgetting the last 70 years. it speaks volumes in itself,
    wish people would make the effort to get facts instead of parroting Tory Propaganda we then may start to repair the damage quicker that this Tory Govt has heaped on the country not forgetting The Tory Parasites borrowing more in 5 years than any labour Govt combined has in the last 100 years !!
    Unbelievable!! but True .

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