UK Prime minister cannot say no to anything except his past guarantee to work out a good deal with the EU.
Today, under pressure from EU diplomats, Britain Clears Path to Further Turkey EU Membership Talks.
At a meeting of diplomats on Tuesday morning, Britain was the only member state to refuse to give its consent for talks to begin with Ankara on financial and budgetary issues, in spite of its traditional standing as one of the biggest champions of Turkish membership talks.
However, London’s resistance only lasted a few hours, which means the formal opening of talks is expected on June 24 or 30, in line with the Turkey-EU deal.
In an attempt to kill the issue as a campaign topic, David Cameron has steadily hardened his language on Turkish membership in recent weeks, claiming at the current rate it would not be ready to join “until the year 3000”. However, he has stopped short of outright opposing accession, or offering a referendum on the issue.
EU Envoy to Turkey Resigns.
Curiously, Cameron’s cave-in comes on the same day EU Envoy to Turkey Resigns as Tensions Threaten to Derail Migration Deal
The European Union’s top envoy to Turkey resigned, EU officials said Tuesday, ending a short-lived, rocky ride in Ankara as European and Turkish officials grapple with myriad challenges threatening a deal credited for curbing the refugee influx to Europe.
Ambassador Hansjoerg Haber, who arrived in Ankara less than a year ago, has resigned over issues “having to do with Turkey” and not for personal reasons, an EU official in the Turkish capital said.
Cameron on Turkey: Another Lie?
Time and time again Cameron has caved in to whatever the EU wants. He cannot be trusted for anything.
For more details, please see Cameron’s Deceit and Lies: What He Promised, What He Delivered.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
Churchill casts a long shadow…not just in Britain but over all of Europe.
The folks of Britain will cast their vote … you can measure the turnout but that’s about it.
The result will be the result.
How many Neville Chamberlains does it take to ruin a perfectly good continent? RIP.
Obama: If you like your current health insurance, you can keep you current health insurance
— Truth: not if your insurance company stops offering it because Obamacare makes it illegal
Obama: If you like your current doctor, you can keep your current doctor
— Truth: but your doctor may not keep you when he finds out Obamacare won’t pay him
Obama: the attack on Benghazi was caused by a horrible YouTube video
— Truth: not even close.
Obama: Special Forces teams could not get to the ambassador in Benghazi in the 11 hours the attack went on for
— Truth: they were about 45 minutes away, chomping at the bit at being told to stand down
Obama: US troops are out of Iraq…
— Truth: …because the Iraqi government won’t extend the troop agreement
Obama: We are going to pivot our foreign policy focus to Asia
— Truth: right after we force a coup in Ukraine to protect George Soros interests
Obama: Terrorism is bad
— Truth: Drone strikes are fine, especially when you target wedding parties. Also, intimidating people and violence against people trying to hear Trump speak is A-O-K
Obama: My administration will stand behind Hosni Mubarak
Obama: … Did I say Mubarak? Yeah, I meant the blind guy from the Muslim Brotherhood
Obama: … Did I say Muslim Brotherhood? No, I meant just the blind guy. Not part of a well recognized extremist group
— Truth: Egyptian government will no longer take Obama’s calls
Obama: We led from behind and liberated Libya from a madman
— Truth: Libya is now a failed state with its former weapons going to terrorist groups in Syria, Ethiopia, and Niger
Obama Eric Holder did not sell military weapons to mexican drug cartels
— Truth: Yes, he did
Obama: We had no idea someone was going to bomb the Boston marathon, or break into the White House, or shoot up military bases, or shoot up an Orlando night club
— Truth: The FBI interviewed each and every one of the attackers in every one of these attacks
Going back a little further: read my lips, no new taxes. I did not have sex with every woman except my wife, I did not let Bin Laden off easy, I did not allow all 19 of the 9/11 terrorists enter the country while my staff removed “W”s from white house computers. WMD are a slam dunk, mission accomplished.
And if the above doesn’t make you sick, keep in mind that almost everything Hillary says is a lie.
Obama and Cameron have a lot in common, not just lying and screwing over their own citizens
Diogenes of Sinope said:
Obama : We need more gun control laws because Americans are not safe.
Truth : Obama relaxed economic sanctions against Iran, a known exporter of conventional weapons. Obama lifted 40 yr old weapons embargo of communist Vietnam. Guns for communists and terrorists are okay, but bad for Joe Sixpack to keep a handgun around the house.
Greg and Diogenes – great points!
Obama: I’m a progressive, a liberal.
Truth: “Obama’s time in the White House office has been a big wet kiss to the super-rich and powerful (whose wealth has concentrated yet further under his presidency) combined with a raised middle finger pointed in the direction of the party’s progressives and the nation’s working class majority. As the investigative researcher Eric Zuesse noted last summer, “Under Presidents G.W. Bush and Barack Obama, economic inequality in America has been more extreme, for more years, than under any Presidents in all of the previous U.S. history. But, at least, Bush didn’t pretend to care about it. Obama does. He pretended to a concern for justice which he never really had; he was always merely faking liberalism.”
Faking liberalism while serving the wealthy few was also a defining aspect of Bill and Hillary’s first two terms as co-presidents. During their first eight years atop the executive branch, the Clintons…”
Read the whole article. A bunch of crooks!
Diogenes of Sinope said:
Obama : The lousy US economy is Bush’s fault, I inherited it from him.
Truth : The cornerstone of Bush economic policy was the tax cuts he implemented. On the day of Obama’s inauguration, those cuts were already scheduled to expire (in 2010), until the newly sworn in president acted to extend them, astounding even his moderate supporters.
David Sisler (@davesizzle) said:
The best way to punish Turkey for its crimes is to bring them into the EU
The Fonze said:
I think there’s some truth in this. I was in Istanbul a couple years ago. Beautiful place. One thing that stuck out though, there were very few women working in the tourist areas. It’s very odd. Our hotel was staffed entirely by males, as well as the restaurants, cafes, and shops outside our door. Of course I realize that this is quite common in Muslim countries, but it seems extremely odd in a “moderate” Muslim country so close to joining the EU. Adding Turkey to the EU will do what exactly? It’s like adding one more drop of oil into a glass of water already overflowing….