If you ask the average British person why they are dissatisfied with the nature of the UK’s membership of the European Union, the items which are always near the top of the agenda are: 1. The scale of our national contribution. 2. Migration fears. 3. The wastage on the bloated Brussels bureaucracy.
That is why it is strange to see that David Cameron’s tediously anaemic ‘negotiation’ shopping list does not mention TWO of the above. Here’s the list:
- Securing an opt-out from the principle of ever-closer union
- Protecting the rights of countries outside the eurozone
- Regaining more powers for national parliaments
- Overhauling the existing welfare rules in relation to migration
If Cameron does not deal which what is really bothering the UK voter, the 2016 EU referendum already has a foregone conclusion.