Here is a section the British Prime Minister's speech of this morning:
Now, there are some who say that slow-growth status for Europe is inevitable.
They are the pessimists – and this is their charter.
- One – we in Europe are incapable of solving our debt and deficit problems.
- Two – we’re unable to compete with dynamic economies because we’ll always be over-burdened with regulation and bureaucracy.
- Three – we’re hardwired to be consumers and not producers.
- And four – we’re attached to liberal values that are leaving us far behind the juggernaut of authoritarian capitalism.
There is absolutely zero chance of the EUabandoning any of those four quoted reasons which will continue to lead to poverty for all Europeans in a non-democratic authoritarian nightmare. Yet late in his speech Cameron states:
But above all what we urgently need in Europe is an aggressive, pan-continental drive to unleash enterprise.
Cameron knows he will never get that, indeed he was elected to lead his party precisely because he assured his party members that he accepted that fact and PROMISED a referendum, the end result of which would have been a certain UK exit from the bureaucratic nightmare the EU has become.
As the world economy falls to pieces, why should the UK seek its own way out when tied to this non-democratic juggernaut while ignoring older friends across the world? At least President Sarkozy's speech the day before (video on Ironies Too) addressed the real issues!