You read that right readers, following Ed Miliband`s ruling out of a EU referendum our Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to follow suit, In an interview with the Telegraph the PM makes clear his policy on the EU :
"A growing number of Conservatives, including many MPs, blame many of the
problems facing the British economy on unnecessary European interference and
regulation. They are demanding an in-or-out referendum which would pave the
way for Britain to leave the EU.
The Prime Minister insists that those calling for an immediate referendum have
a “perfectly honourable position”. He wants to negotiate a “new settlement”
with the EU with powers returned to Britain. But Mr Cameron will not
countenance leaving the EU and says he would never campaign for an “out”
vote in a referendum.
“I think it would be bad for Britain,” he says. “When I look at what is in our
national interest, we are not some country that looks in on ourself or
retreats from the world. Britain’s interest – trading a vast share of our
GDP – is to be in those markets. Not just buying, selling, investing,
receiving investment but also helping to write the rules. If we were
outside, we wouldn’t be able to do that.”
He adds: “It comes back to this, who are going to be the winning nations for
the 21st century? If your vision of Britain was that we should just withdraw
and become a sort of greater Switzerland, I think that would be a complete
denial of our national interests.”
We all knew that David Cameron was no Baroness Thatcher and i pointed out other day that some friends of David say he is "Not a Conservative actually"but each day that passes demonstrates that the blue lot are not any better than the red lot.
As someone once said :
"If voting changed anything, they would ban it"
Just one thing tho, What is wrong with Switzerland?