Skip to comments.We risk being like Norway if we quit EU, says Cameron: Britain will be “unable to influence laws”
Posted on 12/11/2012 8:49:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
Britain faces being governed by fax from Brussels and reduced to the standing of Norway if it leaves the European Union but stays in the single market, the Prime Minister said yesterday.
At a lunch in Westminster, David Cameron insisted he did not want Britain to leave the EU. He said: I dont want Britain to leave the EU. I think that we benefit crucially from the single market and I think it is worth understanding what leaving would involve. You can be like Norway, and you can have full access to the single market, but you have absolutely no say over the rules of that market.
In a sign of growing EU frustration with Britain, Jose Manuel Barroso effectively warned Tory critics of Brussels to put up or shut upsuggesting the UK should quit if it was not comfortable with the rules of the 27-nation club. Mr. Barroso said: It is good for the EU to have Britain on board, provided of course Britain is comfortable with the situation. No country is obliged to be in the EUwe are a free association of free countries. Now it is up to Britain to decide if it wants to keep its position or not. His comments will pile pressure on Mr. Cameron to give in to demands from Tory MPs and stage an in/out referendum on Europe.
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Cameron wants an EU governed by foreigners
Norway is laughing it’s butt off! At least Norwegians aren’t communists and they have triple average annual income comparing to Brits who are sinking into a third world.
So, if you withdraw from the Soviet Union, you will become a satellite state?
NOT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE, YOU F*CKING MORON.
Sometimes, I think these people need their head checked. Unfortunately, there is some truth to what Cameron has said. He and his buddies in the other two mirror parties might leave the EU as a show-gesture, then kowtow to them in private. Okay, you will be just like Norway. Following the same multicultural, family-destroying, Islamizing, child sexualizing path. You might as well stay in the EU, Cameron. With you at the helm, nothing will change, whatever happens.
Recent statistic: Indigenous Brits make up less than half of London’s population.
Norway is laughing its butt off! perhaps
At least Norwegians arent communists! yes, they are at least a great number of them.
and they have triple average annual income comparing to Brits who are sinking into a third world !yes,perhaps so.
If they were like Norway, they would have a trillion $ in the bank instead of owing it to the bank, kind of ironic I think
not quite, Britain does have a voice and it does influence. Not as much as the economic powerhouse, Germany, but it does.
Norwegians have heavier socialism than the UK, and their annual income is due to oil. Which, to their credit, they are shepherding the money earned from oil very well.
No they don’t. If they did, then the EU would be more Britain-like. There is only one country that controls the EU.
Let’s see.....Cameron does not want to be:
Nation with highest per capita income (besides micro-states)
Self sufficient on oil and hydro-electric
Trade policy that does not ship wealth outside of nation...and tariffs products and nations that “dump” on it
Sovereign wealth fund that could probably buy the UK as a whole...and still have 100’s of billions of dollars left
Outside of its high tax rate....Norway is way ahead economically than the UK
Only a NutJob Free Trader Communist Globalist thinks staying in the EU will turn a nation into “Norway”. Gosh, most nations today would rather be Norway than UK
(2)Too cold in winter. But Yes.
Nah...the Brits are able to prevent the EU from getting too integrated and to enable them to keep their free internal market with the EU
Britains position right now is fine -- not too close, not too far. it shouldn't muck in with France and Germany, but it shouldn't cut itself out either.
The Brits have not succeeded in the areas you claim.
And the NHS is not Britain-like at all. More like the abomination it joined in 1972.
If you don’t think that one particular country controls the EU, then why is the social market economy written into the Treaty of Lisbon?
Hey, Cam! Just quit the EU and apply for admission to the US instead..........
Cameron: Britain will be unable to influence laws
They will not be bound by them either.
That’s the really important bit.
“They will not be bound by them either.”
“And the NHS is not Britain-like at all. More like the abomination it joined in 1972.”
And yet the Brits had the NHS from the 1940’s. Talk about being prepared for the future....
Cameron is a conservative just as that great conservative Romney.... the Brit Tory Party is just like the GOP, a bastard child of Communism.
Since Cameron framed the issue along the lines of Norway’s relationship with the E.U. then what you say isn’t strictly true.
Norway has access to the European single market but is required to adopt most of the legislation passed in Brussels that deals with the internal market. Critically, Oslo does not have much input into the drafting or passing of those laws even though they have to obey them to continue trading with the E.U.
It’s not like they didn’t already have a shortage of socialists back then anyway. Churchill had a devil of a time keeping as many as he could at bay. And right at the end of WWII was when the talk of a “united Europe” started in earnest . . .
I think Cameron has the jump on the GOP by his claim to be a “liberal conservative” though . . . many of the RINOs say nothing and still try to pretend that they’re conservative (McCain and many others), become “independent” (Chafee) or join the Dems (as Crist just did and Specter before him).
About what, exactly?