Cameron got it right with his veto
AS EVENTS in the markets have subsequently shown – with the euro continuing to fall in value and doubts growing over the effectiveness of the deal struck by the European Union last week – congratulations are due to the Prime Minister David Cameron.
His action in refusing to back down in the protection of British interests has been fully vindicated.
In the early hours of December 10, the Prime Minister cast the UK veto to ensure that we do not submit to further encroachment upon, and erosion of, our sovereignty.
I noticed that the spineless critics of this decision have alleged that this leaves us completely isolated.
Such defeatism echoes the arguments of all those who criticised Britain almost 70 years ago after the fall of France, a time which famously was to become known as our finest hour!
The Liberal Democrats have shown themselves to be utterly contemptible on this issue.
This most Europhile of parties had been strangely mute of late over their preference to join the single currency.
Now, they are hopelessly out of touch with their own supporters who largely back the use of the veto according to a recent YouGov poll.
So far as Labour are concerned, I recall it was their former premier and champion Tony Blair who managed to use his considerable negotiation skills to cut our rebate from Europe – which has cost this country £9.3 billion – in return for absolutely nothing.
During these perilous times, Mr Cameron has shown that the country needs strong and clear leadership and not quislings all too willing to kowtow to the undemocratic and economically bankrupt bureaucrats of Brussels.
Cllr Richard Eddy Conservative Councillor