Hot Water Over Lies
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is in increasingly hot water on a number of fronts as his lies become more and more transparent.
Cameron has pledged to hold an up-down referendum on UK exit from the EU but only on the condition he wins the next election and even then, only on his promise that he can get an overhaul of EU rules for benefit of the UK.
Promise or a lie? I suggest the latter.
“Point of No Return” Warning From Merkel
And without using the word lie, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned UK could leave EU if David Cameron insists on migrant quotas.
Germany would be prepared to accept that Britain will have to leave the European Union if David Cameron insists on restricting the number of immigrants from the bloc who can live and work in the UK.
Mr Cameron’s bid to curb levels of migration from the EU is taking Britain to a “point of no return”, according to Der Spiegel.
Mr Cameron has said that he will reform Britain’s relationship with the EU before holding an in-out referendum in 2017.
The Prime Minister used his speech last month to the Tory Party conference to pledge to put reform of the freedom of movement principle would be “at the very heart of my renegotiation strategy for Europe”.
However, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has said that she would not support any plans to change the freedom of movement rules that allow an unlimited number of EU migrants to live and work in the UK.
At a recent summit in Brussels, Mrs Merkel is reported to have told Mr Cameron that Germany would not accept any of his demands of freedom of movement and told him: “That’s it.”
What’s Next for Cameron?
Inquiring minds may be asking “What’s Cameron’s Next Move?”
The answer is the same as always: Lie.
Cameron the Chameleon
Right, wrong, or indifferent, Cameron will give into Merkel without admitting it. No lie is too great if he thinks it will help keep him in office.
Cameron is a chameleon who wants to appease UKIP, appease the greens, appease Labour, appease the Liberal Democrats, appease the Tories, appease Scotland, appease your aunt Martha and my uncle Ben.
If he had an ounce of integrity he would hold that up-down vote now. But he won’t.
Instead, look for creative excuses, more wishy-washy statements, and above all, more lies disguised as promises.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock