A majority of the British want to leave the EU (fast moving towards the United States of Europe). The United Kingdom of of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland is in a civil divorce proceeding. Scotland is leaving the UK. Once Scotland is out, how ling till Wales will leave too.
Under these circumstances, the UK is leaving the EU.
Prime Minister David Cameron doesn’t want anything to do with the future of Europe, United States of Europe. The Englishmen however feel that they are better than Continental Europeans.
Cameron has shaken Europe’s political landscape by offering Britishers the prospect of leaving the 27-country European Union. Mr. Cameron however clarified that he wants Britain to remain in a looser union, and does not support a tighter.
“To try and shoehorn countries into a centralized political union would be a great mistake and Britain would not be a part of it”. Cameron angered the Europeans at World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos.
Many in the EU, specially the 17 countries that use the Euro as their common currency, are striving for a closer union. Britain, a nation of shopkeepers view the EU as an economic trade block, while the EU sees itself as a political rival to the USA.
“If you mean that Europe has to be a political union, a country called Europe, then I disagree,” Mr. Cameron
Mr. Cameron revealed he intends to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU if he wins the next general election, expected in 2015. This after a tough struggle by the UK to join the EU, after opposing it for decades. The UK had formed an “Outer Eight” to oppose the French and German led European Common Market. France opposed the British inclusion for decades, finally accepting it in the European fold.
Keywords: David Cameron, EU referendum, Britain E.U. membership, euro sceptics, Conservative party, Tories