Skip to comments.Cameron warns Britain could quit EU if Juncker gets top job
Posted on 05/31/2014 11:03:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that his country could leave the European Union if Luxembourgs former premier Jean-Claude Juncker became the next European Commission president, Der Spiegel reported. [ ]
Cameron reportedly told (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel that picking Juncker for the job would destabilize his government to such a point that it would bring forward a referendum on whether to exit the EUa move which is likely to result in a popular consensus to leave the bloc. [ ]
Cameron is deeply wary of Juncker, an EU federalist, particularly after his party suffered a humiliating loss to euroskeptic UKIP in the European elections.
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I’m not buying it either.
Didn’t Cameron already promise a referendum? He’s threatening that he may not find a Boehneresque way to cancel the vote if they put Juencker in
Cameron promised a referendum back in 2009 and broke that promise. His next promised referendum is supposed to be for 2017, eight years after he’s done a pile of damage to the UK by being a “liberal conservative” especially over the gay marriage debacle, another thing he lied about (voted against last year, but now is saying that it will make British society stronger if you can believe that).
Jean Claude Juncker is on record as saying “When it gets serious, you have to lie”. Cameron is no less a liar, but not an admitted one.
Cameron is just making pre-election tough talk, spooning out the UK version of Bubba bait.ww
On a personal note, this sorta suggests the era during which the Confederacy tried to leave the Union.
Wonder if the consequences would be similar....?
The Socialists are running everything into the ground.
Sooner or later, the dominoes are going to start falling.
I don’t see any parallel.
He’s running scared because of the UKIP victory. He’s always struck me as such a wuss. I mean, he makes John Major look like a towering example of charisma.
Maybe I’m out in left field, but... both entities withdraw from a union that’s supposed to be firmly fixed, and both groups withdraw due to idiological differences...?
I’m no authority on the Civil War, but it feels a bit similar to me... and I wonder if the EU might come to blows over this.
It’s more dangerous than that. I’ll grant some similarities, but the EU has a USSR-style government if not any of the surveillance state or size of secret police it wants under the Stockholm Program.
And characterizing Britain as the South is a bit specious.
“And characterizing Britain as the South is a bit specious.”
Granted. I’m no historian, but when you say, “It’s more dangerous than that,” it leads me to imagine all sorts of conflict breaking out.
And that was really my point - that it could all come to military conflict; which is what I believe you’re implying (correct me if I’m wrong).
He’ll get right on that after he finishes his paper route on Mars. Thanks Olog-hai.