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Just had to post these extracts today from these selected papers courtesy of Medhis Morning Memo, that just makes me say true oh so true !
Tory backbench rebel Nadine Dorries recently claimed that the ‘splits’/Europe related headlines in the newspapers have started to remind her of the Major government in the mid-1990s. It’s difficult to disagree with her when you look at some of the Sunday papers this morning. Here’s the Sunday Telegraph splash:
“Cameron in new EU cash fight”
The paper reports:
“The Prime Minister will use a European budget summit later this month to call for far-reaching changes to the EU’s £279billion structural funds, which cost British taxpayers more than £4billion a year.
His move will delight Conservative backbenchers after the Government was defeated in a Commons vote on Europe last week, but risks a new rift with his Liberal Democrat Coalition partners.”
Then there’s this story in the Mail on Sunday:
“A senior minister was on the brink of resigning from the Cabinet to join the Tory revolt against David Cameron over the Brussels budget, it was claimed last night.
The Mail on Sunday has been told that the unnamed Minister ‘weighed up the pros and cons’ of resigning to lead a new anti-EU faction in the Tory Party, before backing off at the last minute.
Was it Iain Duncan Smith? Asked on the Marr show this morning whether he’d “stay in” the EU if he had a choice now, IDS dodged the question.
strong>4) ED BALLS’ NEW TORY PAL?
From the Mail on Sunday:
“A rebel Tory MP had secret talks with Ed Balls as part of the plot to defeat David Cameron in Wednesday’s shock Commons vote on the EU budget crisis.
Harwich MP Douglas Carswell discussed the rebellion with a member of Shadow Chancellor Mr Balls’s entourage to make sure the rebel Tory-Labour ambush was carried out with deadly effect.
The two men discussed in detail how to dovetail their political guerrilla warfare tactics and prevent the Conservative leadership gaining vital time needed to scupper it.”
My enemy’s enemy is my friend?
Ace Finance News : Says!
This infighting between parties has to stop for there to ever be any chance for this government and the coalition, to reach any form of impasse on the EU budget question!
If we cannot get a decision within the parties concerned, what hope is there for the future of any Europe partners, or even the existing coalition! As eventually each will tear each other apart like rabid dogs, at an all you can eat banquet, of what is mine is mine!
The fact that for many years the UK has under other successive governments paid billions just to be part of EU members club and this has not allowed them through to the VIP lounge, with the likes of Merkel, Draghi and even Monti, should have at least told them something!
So what does the UK really want and WHY!
Well being apart of the EU has given them a status in the world and allows them to trade more successfully, than many non-eu partners, but according to our balance of payments deficit it has not made their country prosperous! On the contrary it has led to higher unemployment as many companies saw a way to decamp to other countries and outsource their goods with cheap labour! Oh yes these companies have profited at the cost of the UK and its chance of European Union prosperity!
So really what they want is to profit as other people are made worse off and their living standards slip, leaving a country built on a non-manufacturing and exporting base, providing goods built with cheap labour and making huge profits! Of course these are not invested back into the UK to make it prosperous, but into offshore funds that pay no taxes! To eventually arrive back on UK mainland, as investment bonds for the banks to control and make even more profits!
Then my simple question is – can Cameron and this government afford not to pay for their place at the high table, even though at the present they are just waiting for the scraps, that the VIP’s may eventually throw!