Cameron in ‘no hurry’ for Brexit referendum – it just means he isn’t getting his way

Cameron said he would campaign to keep the UK in the European Union  [Image: Getty].

Cameron said he would campaign to keep the UK in the European Union [Image: Getty].

Once again, it seems David Cameron is not going to reach agreement with the rest of the EU on his proposed changes, so – again – he is talking about putting it off and holding his ‘in/out’ referendum later.

We’ve been here before, of course – in the run-up to Christmas.

It’s like a dance. Perhaps, in light of his proposed changes, we should start calling this the “In, out, shake-it-all-about referendum”?

Let us hope that he has established a pattern, and will keep being pushed back until he has no more room for manoeuvre and has to hold his referendum with none of his proposals agreed.

That will really put him in his place.

David Cameron has told an audience at Davos that he would walk away from a Brussels summit in February if an agreement can not be reached on the UK’s EU Referendum.

“I want to put that to people in a referendum and campaign to keep people in the European Union. If there’s a good deal, we’ll take it. But if there’s not a good deal, I’m not going to hurry, I can hold my referendum any time until 2017,” Cameron said.

The prime minister will meet with the European Council in February to discuss his proposals for Europe, including a four-year freeze on in-work benefits for EU migrants that has been met with resistance in Brussels.

Source: David Cameron tells Davos he is in ‘no hurry’ for EU referendum | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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6 thoughts on “Cameron in ‘no hurry’ for Brexit referendum – it just means he isn’t getting his way

  1. daijohn

    I am I think, like a very large number of people, sick and tired of Cameron and his ‘EU Project’. all he is only doing is trying to appease his rebellious party. Most voters would say it is not the most important topic in UK politics by a long way. He has said he will quit before the end parliament so why not go now? let the Tories rip themselves apart over his replacement – as long as we get rid of them and do not let them anywhere the reigns of power again.

  2. Terry Davies

    Cameron is more concerned about his legacy. the division of the UK is destined to be his legacy if the vote goes against him.
    wave goodbye to human and working rights for England and wales. Scottish independence is very likely if the UK vote out in the referendum.
    The two are interlinked and the tories know this. they can blame him for all the damage done to the NHS, UK economy and even the tory party.but remember tories are supporting all his policies, osborne gove hunt, carney keog etc. johnson and other tories are as guilty and uncaring as him. The right wing and blairites are of the same mode of thinking and as unprincipled as the despicable tories.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I disagree about Scotland. That country has made a huge contribution to the culture of the United Kingdom. Billy Connolly (who has also made a huge contribution) once listed Scottish inventions that have improved life, not just in this country but worldwide, and it was impressive. I don’t have that list to hand but here are some things he might have mentioned: The postage stamp; the bicycle; the principles of radio; the kinetoscope motion picture camera; television and the BBC; Radar; automatic telling machines (cash machines at banks); PIN numbers; the pneumatic tyre; steamships; screw propellers for ships; postcards; and more scientific and medical innovations than I could possibly mention here.
      What’s more, I have been there and it is a great place.

  3. John Gaines

    Question time yesterday Cameroon gave a masterly display of Nazi Politics, he claimed that the Office of Numerical Simpletons, based in the outer edges of Wales, where reality can not exist and, who also use a Basket of broken Biscuits to measure inflation, have confabulated (no other word is possible to describe what the ONS actually do do) that we have full employment; I guess the poor fools don’t get out and about in the Welsh eyrie they exist IN:

    Reality bites:

    UK unemployment mapped

    Employment figures: how the unpaid get counted

    The ONS is responsible for releasing employment figures every month but how are the unpaid counted? Shiv Malik investigates the numbers
    • Get the data
    • More unemployment and employment data
    • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian

  4. Michael Broadhurst

    he wont get his own way in the EU,then he’ll come back with some watered down plan,saying how triumphant his talks in Europe were,and aren’t i a clever chap then.
    what a bullstitter !!

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