Nigel Jones. 12:52PM GMT 18 Feb 2016.
Even the Prime Minister's meagre demands are too much for some European nations, who prefer to see Britain shackled to a corpse
David Cameron's much-vaunted "renegotiation" of Britain's EU membership terms seems to have run into a last minute snag or two. Or rather, four.
"What all these states have in common is a fear that if Britain succeeds in smashing or even loosening the shackles that bind it to the fast-decaying corpse of European union, that will set off a 'contagion' of other states wanting to follow the same path"
Even as he goes head to head with our EU partners at a last-ditch summit in Brussels, a leaked discussion document shows four states are likely to stand against his feeble tweaks to the Union's ground rules. However thin, weak and watery Cameron's gruel may be, even this seems too much for our EU friends to swallow.
Our nearest neighbour France – with whom our relations since 1066 can best be described as fractious – is predictably the most vociferous and petulant in its opposition to Cameron's flimsy tinkering. Emulating De Gaulle's rejection of Britain's first fatal bid to join the Common Market in the early 1960s, President Francois Hollande has stamped his petit pied and cried "non!" to any idea that the slow-mo car crash that is the eurozone can be refashioned closer to Britain's desire.
France, of course, is notorious for only obeying the EU's edicts when it suits her, and the whole course of the community's history from its foundation has been a story of pandering to Paris's wants and needs – from the Common Agricultural Policy (aka a racket to protect French farmers) to giving France a ruinously expensive and quite unnecessary second seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (although the great Euro talking shop already had its home in Brussels).
Brussels is the de facto capital of the embryonic European superstate that is the ultimate destination of the EU gravy train. The city is also the actual capital of Belgium, the second country to squeal against the temerity of Dave's minuscule demands. Naturally this artificial state, cobbled together by the great powers in the 19th century and perennially divided between its French-speaking Walloon south and west and its Flemish-speaking north and east, shares France's objections to any "reforms" of the sclerotic institutions that have made Brussels such a prosperous city for the bloated bureaucrats who live and dine there.
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Comment from a true Brit prior to the forthcoming Brexit vote in June
It would be a grave mistake to stay in the European Union,`shackled to a corpse.
EU is a creation of the Illuminati/Bilderberg faction, who's mission is to destroy Europe.
They´re all Bilderberg buddies, I´m afraid it´s a done deal !!
Clear speech from Peter Sutherland,a close Bilderberg associate.
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