In the shadow of the UKIP electoral threat David Cameron has made desperate promises that he cannot keep.
He has said that we will ‘renegotiate’ Britain’s relationship with the EU in order to limit the number of migrants. However the outgoing President of the European Commission, Manuel Barroso pointed out that open borders and free movement is a fundamental principle of the European Union and it simply will not happen.
During the plenary session in Strasbourg this week one of my UKIP colleagues, Jim Carver, asked a question during a debate of Conservative MEP Charles Tannock. Jim asked him what his position was on Turkish entry to the EU? Mr Tannock answered, that ‘Conservative Party policy was in favour of Turkish entry’.
So there you have it, while Mr Cameron makes false promises on controlling immigration he, his Party, and his MEPs in Brussels are in favour of allowing Turkey to join the EU and thereby giving another 72 million people the right to come to Britain if they want to.
To make matters worse, today if was announced that the EU has presented Britain with a bill for £1.7 billion towards the EU Budget. This increases the UK contribution to the budget by about 20% for this year. Our Government signed up to the rules that make this possible. It should not come as a surprise to them.
This payment is a ‘surcharge’ because our economy is performing better in relation to other EU member states. Meanwhile the French get a rebate for £790 million; other countries are also getting money back at British taxpayer’s expense.
You could look at it as fine for managing our economy slightly better than the French, who then get a consolation payment for their mismanagement of their own economy. As with so much with the EU it is a world gone mad.
David Cameron is lying through his teeth in a desperate attempt to try and cover up what is happening, and what will happen in the future.
Britain is not a free, independent or sovereign country any more. The only way we can change that and stop these insanities is to leave the European Union.