All EU states oppose David Cameron’s freeze on migrant benefits

European council president Donald Tusk told MEPs all 27 other member states opposed the British welfare plan [Image: Zuma Wire/Rex Shutterstock].


Only yesterday (December 9), This Writer suggested that the other EU leaders consider Cameron to be “a hanger-on, a toady or a twerp”. Here’s proof of it, if ever it were needed.

Resistance to David Cameron’s proposed four-year freeze on in-work benefits for non-British EU citizens is now total across the other 27 countries.

A view has crystallised in Brussels that the British prime minister will need to climb down on the welfare issue if he wants a deal by February. While Cameron is in a hurry to finalise an agreement to be put to a referendum, other key governments including Germany do not want to be rushed.

Cameron, according to a senior source in Brussels, “has to adapt his position to reality” on the welfare row. “All the legal experts say this is not feasible,” the source said. “Everyone we consult tells us the same thing. This is the most critical point. There will be no deal next week.”

Source: All EU states oppose David Cameron’s freeze on migrant benefits | Politics | The Guardian

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14 thoughts on “All EU states oppose David Cameron’s freeze on migrant benefits

    1. Florence

      Well he didn’t have to lie about delivering this to get himself out of the last mess he created, with some earlier lies, did he?

      In fact the biggest lie is one he apparently told himself some years ago, when asked why he wanted to be PM he said “because I thought I’d be rather good at it”. Liar, liar, liar.

  1. roybeiley

    He will free wheel on reaching a “deal” hoping to that something will come along which he can spin to get himself out of the hole he has dug for himself. Look out for lots of standing behind a lectern wearing his “serious”face telling us how the EU is being UNREASONABLE and not him!

  2. mohandeer

    There has been a lot of activity in the web and it would seem the Poles, Danes and Germans have all depicted him in various ways as a worm, a tubby fox on the run from huntsman Merkel and a fake interview where he was depicted as a sort of effete dunderhead. Fun hour for me!

  3. Nick

    if i go to a EU country to live would they pay me their rate of benefit ? if the answer is yes then they should tell David Cameron to shut his mouth

    if the answer is no however then he has the right to not pay migrants from that country that will not pay a UK citizen

    At the end of the day common sense prevails as everything across the board has to be equal and that sums it up

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No – they would pay OUR rate of benefit, if you have filled out the relevant form. Then they claim the money back from the UK.

      You see, no EU country pays benefits for citizens of another EU country.

      1. Nick

        so that means someone from Poland should be paid by their government and not ours
        so we pay them and then the uk claims it back from the polish government have i got that right mike ??

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