The most chilling part of this article is the part where EU officials report “good progress” in the other objectives Cameron has identified – including reducing the “burden” of “red tape”.
As This Blog has mentioned before, this means David Cameron wants to cut the protections afforded to all of us against exploitation by governments and commercial concerns.
He sees them as a hindrance to “competitiveness”, which he is using as an alternative to the word “profit”.
Do you understand now?
Less protection for you means more profit for him and his big-business cronies.
You might be sitting back, thinking that nobody will ever roll back these things because they are symbols of our advanced civilisation – but that indicates a failure to understand what Conservatives like Cameron represent.
They want us to regress; to fall back to a point where an exploiting class (the Tories) was able to use everybody else in any way they chose, to do whatever they like with our property, land and the services available to us.
And, thanks to the election result in May, it seems they are going to have their way.
How does that make you feel?
Mr Cameron will use a dinner in Brussels later to make the case for his benefit curbs, which are aimed at convincing voters he is doing something about high levels of immigration from the EU.
Also on the agenda at the EU Council meeting will be the migrant crisis, climate change and the fight against terrorism.
Mr Cameron has said he wants the UK to remain in a reformed EU but has not ruled out campaigning for an exit if his demands are rejected.
His requests focus on four key objectives:
- Protection of the single market for Britain and other non-euro countries
- Boosting competitiveness by setting a target for the reduction of the “burden” of red tape
- Exempting Britain from “ever-closer union” and bolstering national parliaments
- Restricting EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits such as tax credits for four years
EU officials say good progress has been made in three of the four areas, but the four-year waiting time before EU migrants can claim benefits has proved controversial, with Donald Tusk saying recently there was “presently no consensus” among the 28 member states, all of whom would have to agree with his reforms.
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