Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Getting Just a LIttle Bit Pregnant

From today's Open Europe news summary:
In an article looking at David Cameron’s EU renegotiation strategy, Le Figaro quotes Open Europe Director Mats Persson as saying, “Cameron will try to maximise the reforms while avoiding a renegotiation of the [EU] treaties in order not to create further instability… it’s a double-edged sword, because a number of British Conservatives could judge his positions as too weak and demand that he ask for more.”Le Figaro
Renegotiating the Maastricht Treaty is a futile effort, since the EU ignores that treaty's clear-as-day wording right now.  Britain's original sin was assuming that it could give up pieces of its sovereignty to a supranational body and still remain a sovereign nation.  It's like getting just a little bit pregnant.

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