As the Archbishop Cranmer blog points out, the additional cost to the British taxpayer, who is now inflicted with a slash and burn approach to Government spending here in the UK in order to sort out the fiscal mess we are in, would have paid for thirty new fighter planes for our aircraft-less aircraft carriers. Only in the weird and wonderless world of the EU can such madness happen.
Because the EU had been banging on that it really wanted a 5.9% budget increase, and they only got 2.9%, Camoron tried to give the spin that “Britain has made a difference” in these negotiations. What he was really trying to say is I have made a difference.
However, as usual with our overlong and sad involvement with the EU, it saw a patsy heading its way in the shape of our weak and feeble PM and like an Arabic trader began negotiations with a ludicrously high price so by the time the victim has haggled and got what he thinks is a good deal, the trader got the price he was after all along – which is what the EU has done in its latest of many stitch-ups.
Naturally in all his spiel, not once did the words ‘referendum’ or ‘promised’ pass little David’s lips, but what else can we expect from a man whose only reliable trait is his to constantly fail to honour his promises.
The best, and only real deal Cameron could have struck was the one which removes Britain from the far too expensive clutches of the EU, but of course Cameron is pro-EU so such a thought would never cross the few brain cells that rattle around inside his cranium.
There, by now, must be a growing army of very discontented Tories, either that or they are as dim and deceitful as their useless leader. For those Tory activists and MPs they must be wondering what on earth they are doing in that party. The time for wondering is over, the time to upsticks and move to the only real EU-sceptic political party in the land, which of course is UKIP – starting with Lord Tebbit who now thinks Cameron is running a Vichy Government.
More in the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and on the EU Referendum blog.