The thing about UK PM David Cameron is that, at heart, HE is a europhile with delusions;
David Cameron has attacked the “interference” and “bossiness” of Brussels bureaucrats but said the “beating heart of Britain” knows we need to remain in the European Union. He is expected to set out plans to repatriate some powers from Brussels to Britain – and then give the public a vote on whether they back the new relationship. This is likely to happen in 2017 or 2018.
1.The next general election is in 2015 and Cameron will not be in a position to offer any such referendum in 2017.
2. The purpose of this speech is to try and create the appearance of him doing something about the EU in order to defuse the rise of UKIP.
3. The EU is getting more and more politically unified as it copes with existential and fiscal crisis. The idea that the UK can “renegotiate” a “new” relationship whilst staying in it is lunatic. Further, why seek a new table on the Titanic?
This is spin and nothing else.