June 27, 2014

Britain's Days in the EU Are Numbered

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

The game is up. No one will now believe that the United Kingdom can deliver a substantively different deal in Europe. The FCO's ploy of doing a Harold Wilson – that is, making some piffling changes and presenting them as a significant new deal – has been discredited almost before it began. If David Cameron couldn't prevent the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission, no one will believe that he can deliver a more flexible EU, with more freedom of action for its member nations.

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TAGGED: United Kingdom, David Cameron, European Union, Jean-Claude Juncker


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