It’s a very clever speech by Cameron the PR man: gradualist Euroscepticism.
He’s proposing some radical (and probably unrealistic) repatriation of EU powers, but giving himself five years to achieve it. And he’s telling the Tory Eurosceptics, like Davis, that a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the EU is an option – but not until the election after next, at least 4 or 5 years away.
Yet again, the wishes of the people are sidelined, and the politicians are telling us that they know best. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Why do I say Wet Cameron punches above his weight. Simple, the EU can and will ignore him. Lisbon gives legal personality and substance to the EU institutions that he wishes to repatriate powers from, and in the history of the EU, they have never given back a power which they have claimed. Most unrealistic to assume they will change their minds now with Lisbon under their belts.
I will even go so far as to make a prediction: It will be only a matter of days before someone in the European Commission announces that the EU is now a State, has a flag, a national anthem and with the passing of Lisbon a Constitution, and therefore all member states are subservient to the new Federal State.
I foresee that the European Court will strike down any attempt to introduce a Sovereignty Act, or Clarke’s camp of pro-EU MP’s & Lords in the pay of the EU will force it to be so watered down that it becomes as useful as toilet paper.
No, this is not a realistic plan by Cameron, this is a sop.
EDIT: Indeed, EU politicians are already saying it cannot be done.
There is only one way to tackle the EU, and that is with the same level of force and determination with which they have stolen our sovereign powers in the first place. Without a clear mandate on our relationship with the EU by way of a specific in/out referendum, the EU will just laugh in his face. Cameron is full of ifs, buts and maybes, there is no determination, no will and no fight in him. He is a sop to the EU.
Cameron the PR man’s kiddology mission will backfire on him. Already talk of a split in the Conservative party is under-way, as he has now simultaneously ostracised both the Eurosceptic and the Libertarian wings.
The Libertarian Party (LPUK) and UKIP are both taking new members who are leaving the conservatives disgusted that their views are merely glossed over. We will hopefully soon be able to announce our first Conservative council defections, and who knows, even an MP before the next election.
We are open to the suggestion of a coalition with breakaway Conservatives to fight the next election, on which James Higham did the basic analysis figures only last night.
If you want to join the Libertarian Party and fight back against the LibLabCon, you can join online here. We want you to join us, we want your donors, your activists and your time. Britain is, in my view, worth fighting for, but we can only do that if we stand together.
EDIT: To clarify:
- LPUK WILL suspend and then repeal the 1972 European Communities Act
- LPUK WILL lower income tax and then abolish it altogether.
- LPUK WILL lower corporation tax and stimulate investments and jobs in the UK
- LPUK WILL cut government spending by removing the bloated beaurocracy, Quangos, Gongos, fake charities and government propaganda advertising.
- LPUK WILL stop the funding of the secret second local government structure aligned to the EU reducing the burden on Council Tax payers.
- LPUK WILL bring all courts, all police forces and the judicial system back under the Oath of the Crown, removing them from the Private Ltd companies such as ACPO, or Single Minister Executive Agencies such as SOCA and the NPIA that currently operate them.
- LPUK WILL close down the majority of government IT and PFI projects reducing the burden on taxpayers.
- LPUK WILL return democracy to the lowest level. Democracy starts at the bottom and feeds upwards, no more top down politics.
- LPUK WILL ensure all police chiefs are elected.
- LPUK WILL ensure that the UK governs its own affairs, and will put the interests of the people before corporate or political bodies.
Read the entire manifesto online here.