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|The old re-negotiation chestnut|
|Libertarian Sites - faustiesblog.blogspot.com|
|Friday, 08 June 2012 00:23|
John Redwood still thinks renegotiation of our relationship with the EU is possible.
I can think of nobody who would accept:
Each and every one of those who draw (or expect to draw) EU pensions is bound to push for closer union. To be seen to be doing otherwise is to risk their pensions.
A huge number of the 2010 parliamentary intake cut their teeth in 'politics' in some EU apparatchik spawning ground. Go check.
A huge number of our civil servants have EU pensions or other EU perks.
The same skewing of the political landscape has taken place in other EU countries, such that you'll hear barely a squeak against the EU from EU politico spawn.
Can you honestly entertain the notion that any of these spawn will renegotiate for Britain anything which is anti-acquis communitaire? And even were they to do so, it's hard to imagine that any "renegotiation" will come to pass - be accepted by all EU member states. But should the EU and our government defy gravity and eventually manage to extract immunity from some EU 'competences', you can be absolutely sure that they will be:
Whatever the case, the public won't accept "promises". They expect action. And if they don't get it, the political classes can expect to be turfed out in numbers not even seen at the 2010 GE.
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