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Europe and the Media - Cameron's Veto

A number of journalists have phoned me to ask my view as to the use of the veto. I think Cameron was right to use the veto on changes to the treaties. It is entirely right that the 17 Eurozone countries resolve how to get greater fiscal unity which is essential for the success of the Euro and consequential success of the UK. However, that does not mean that we have to sign up to that. We should not try to stand in their way and prevent them resolving their difficulties. However, it is not surprising that unanimity amongst the 27 EU states is difficult to achieve.

When I tell the media this strangely enough they are not interested in interviewing me. The story they are looking for is "coalition in trouble over veto". I am not surprised at the editorial approach, however.

The party is saying that he did not use a "veto". I suppose a "veto" is technically different to not agreeing something that needs unanimity. However, the effect is the same.

Comments

Jake Maverick said…
It seems to me, from what little I know, that the govt has again decided to side with America ......do you really think that the rest of Europe is going to allow a great big aircraft carrier called Great Britain to just sit off their coast when war kicks off between those two? it seems inevitable at some point.....old Empire collapsing in on istself, new one merging.....nobody else read historyaround there?
especially with the strong suspicion that the current financial 'problems' were deliberately manufactured....by? then there was all that fake gold being sold to china.....am i the only one seeing a bit of a pattern here?

then again i'm a certified crazy person so what would i know....then again if i wasn' a TI i would have undoubtedly have put several million at least into the govts coffers via the legal theft/ taxation system these past few years.....nothing you people do makes any kind of discernible sense to me! why keep attacking people unless you WANT people to defend themselves? it' ome kindof sport to you folk isn't it?
Jake Maverick said…
assumption that breaking the coalition would be bad thing.....? i would suggest not if there was anybody decent to 'vote' for and we actually lived in a democracy.....gave up on trying to vote thing five years ago......and suddenly I'm back on the database again???!!!???? you know where I live I can't live there anymore.....

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