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Cameron idea to repatriate EU laws is 'complete non-starter'
EU Observer ^ | 13.02.12 @ 23:17 | Honor Mahony

Posted on 02/16/2012 9:23:55 PM PST by Olog-hai

British Prime Minister David Cameron's aim to 'repatriate' some EU social laws has been deemed as "complete non-starter" by the European Commissioner in charge of the dossier.

In a strongly worded address to a trade union audience in London on Monday (13 February), EU social affairs commissioner Laszlo Andor also took Britain to task for promulgating stereotypes, its dislike of employment legislation and the assumption that it can cherrypick EU laws.

Andor noted that EU laws which have been agreed by governments and parliament—as social laws are—are binding on all member states.

If Britain wanted to be exempt from social and employment laws, the treaty would have to be changed—itself requiring the agreement of all 27 countries.

"I therefore think it is clear that repatriating social policy competence is a non-starter—legally, socially and politically," said the commissioner.

His rebuke goes against the heart of a policy announced by Cameron in order to keep his euroskeptic backbenchers on board when it comes to London's EU policy.

In return for not holding a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, Cameron promised to repatriate social laws and a sovereignty bill was later passed promising a referendum if significant powers are handed over to the EU in future. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; dictatorship; europeanunion
"Ever Closer Union" = sovereignty trampled under foot.
1 posted on 02/16/2012 9:24:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This is what happens when you surrender national sovereignty to an alphabet conglomeration of NWO socialists. The British can be choked to death by it.

The only way it can be relieved is if an outside force attacks at least some of the EU and vacates the government. Then the restart button can be pushed. When you had the Soviet Union, all these “free” socialist states could not have joined the EU/Common-Market to gang up on the British. Their freedom came at the price of British liberty.

Just like Obamacare, they didn’t pay attention to the fine print until is is now too late. Would have been better for them if they had sought an English speaking alliance.

2 posted on 02/16/2012 10:07:20 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Yehuda

The idea that once signed a nation s actually forever bound to some treaty is laughable.

Treaties are repudiated and ignored based solely on having the power to do so.

Repudiate the UN!

4 posted on 02/17/2012 3:25:16 AM PST by hoosierham (sHOULD OBAMA AND CLINTON SIGN MORE un TREATIES LIMITING aMERICA'S FREEDOMS i WOULD expect THOSE TR)
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To: hoosierham

Treaties have been repudiated and ignored,
Ask the American Indians.

Also note the “strict observance” of treaties by 1930s Germany and the other signatories lack of will or power to enforce.Note historical use of treaties by aggressors to place limits on other nations whilst still continuing their own violations.

If you would have peace,be always prepared for war.

5 posted on 02/17/2012 3:48:24 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Yehuda
“Repatriate”? As in “send the laws back to their own country?”.

No, as in "bring back home the competence to make our own social legislation."

6 posted on 02/17/2012 4:17:27 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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