Only phoney negotiations on offer from David Cameron
Certainly starting a negotiation without a clear idea of what you are setting out to achieve is madness. It is clear, however, that Prime Minister Cameron is very clear about his personal objective and that is to be re-elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in May next year. To this end he is using smoke and mirrors to persuade the British people that he “understands” their “concerns” about unrestricted EU immigration and if re-elected will be able to get the other 27 EU member states to agree to UK measures to stop it.
Article 3: Freedom of Movement of Persons
On this website (6th November) and in previous publications by Stephen Bush, it has been pointed out that Article 3 of the Rome Treaty (to which all subsequent EU treaties are regarded as additions not amendments) is sacrosanct to the other EU states, like the Ark of the Covenant in fact. Article 3 therein refers to the
“freedom of movement for persons, services and capital”
as a fundamental provision of the EC, now EU.
Why do British politicians and corporate businessmen as well wilfully misunderstand this straightforward 57 year-old declaration by asserting that the word “person” really means “worker” so that free movement doesn’t apply to children, grannies, students and so on. But it does apply to everyone without exception. Deporting EU people without jobs – as Cameron suggested (Wednesday 26th November) he would aim to do in his “negotiations” with the other 27 EU countries is a complete non-starter as has been made abundantly clear by the Germans, Poles, French and the European Commission. Cameron must know this.
Article 50 the Lisbon Treaty 2007
This is the last article of Part I of the Treaty and is entitled
“Voluntary withdrawal from the Union”.…[more»]