Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Some Quotes on the EU Treaty/Treaty Amendment/Whatever it is...

"I said before coming to Brussels that if I couldn't get adequate safeguards for Britain in a new European treaty then I wouldn't agree to it.  What is on offer isn't in Britain's interests so I didn't agree to it." - Cameron just after deploying his "veto"

"Clearly the prime minister and I worked together on the request for the safeguards which we were seeking.  Let's be clear. We were not seeking some great repatriation of powers from Europe back to Britain, we were not even seeking some great exceptional treatment for the City of London." - Clegg on Friday

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Independence From Europe

Huh!  Defending British interests my arse.

True, there was no way that any British Prime Minister would have signed that treaty/treaty amendment (delete appropriate description).  However no British Prime Minister would have willingly negotiated that treaty, which involves amongst other things the placing of the Eurozone members within a very tight financial straight-jacket.  No British Prime Minister would have flounced out of talks on the miniscule issue of regulation of the banking sector – not as has been claimed in some sections the issue of the “Tobin Tax”.  In short, Cameron did not show the necessary behaviours befitting a British Prime Minister, putting the interests of his paymasters in the City before the country.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Independence... in Europe?


Peter Schrank
It’s a word that would last have been heard in Fourth Year History when the subject of either the end of the First World War or the seeds of the Second World War came up.  Yet this word that has connotations of old Europe – of punishing (harshly) Germany for its role in the First World War.  It sums up the opposite of being magnanimous in victory.  Yet this is a word that cropped up in today’s I newspaper – who quoted a column in the Portuguese newspaper “Publico” – in relation to the Sarkosy/Merkel plan to keep the Euro off the rocks.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A Country With Balls

In these tough times with the banking elites hand in hand with the polititcians who baled out their mistakes, it's refreshing to see people stand up for not having to sacrifice their services and their livelyhoods to pay for the mistakes made by others.

You can imagine the panic in Downing Street and in the City if this began to take root in this country...