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Monday, 11 May 2009

Merkel Warns of German 'Animosity' if Cameron Becomes PM

Well, to be slightly more accurate both Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy threatened Britain with ostracism from the Franco-German alliance if Cameron wins and stands firm on his pledge that Britain should have a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

"France and Germany are the engine of Europe. We refuse to stretch out our hand to those who oppose the Lisbon Treaty but who at the same time talk about enlargement," Chancellor Merkel said.

While the German chancellor did not name the Conservative leader, a "member of the French government" told the Le Monde newspaper that both Berlin and Paris were "disturbed" at Mr Cameron's Euroscepticism.

No - what they're disturbed at is the fact he will probably do well in the election. The EU has always had a very disturbing aversion to the voice of ordinary voters. This is why the European Constitution has come back in the guise of the Lisbon Treaty:

Both Berlin and Paris are concerned that Mr Cameron's Conservatives are riding high in the polls on an anti-Lisbon Treaty ticket ahead of the European elections and a British vote next year. "Angela Merkel is right," said President Sarkozy. "We want a Europe with institutions worthy of the name."

Yes, monsieur, we know you do - but most ordinary people disagree. It is a concept generally known as democracy. If you don't like it, apply to become the French ambassador to North Korea and leave the rest of us be.

This is one of the few areas in which Cameron follows a traditional Tory line - but sadly he spoils it by backing the membership bid of Turkey.

It is interesting to see just how frightened Merkel and Sarkozy are of the voters of Europe. They and their ilk have already ridden roughshod over the wishes of Dutch, French and Irish voters - and now they are trying to blackmail David Cameron before a vote has been cast.

But this is the European Union machine all over - they have utter contempt for anyone who dares stand in the way of their grand schemes.

Observe:

"There is bewilderment that Cameron has taken two decisions he didn't need to take: to leave the EPP and to offer a referendum," said an EU source.
"He has dug himself into a hole and if he is in government he will have to try and dig himself out."


That's how they see a British leader representing the wishes and interests of the British people. Telling.

In case Merkel and Sarkozy have forgotten, the British have faced the 'animosity' of the French and the Germans before, on more than one occasion - and every time those nations were led by people far scarier than either of these non-entities could ever be.

2 comments:

MK said...

They worried they won't have a stupid leftist in charge, whom they can cajole around and shares their visions for socialism?

Let's hope they have reason to be afraid, very afraid.

Anonymous said...

DP111 writes

In case Merkel and Sarkozy have forgotten, the British have faced the 'animosity' of the French and the Germans before, on more than one occasion - and every time those nations were led by people far scarier than either of these non-entities could ever be.Uumm, let me guess who they were. No, dont tell me..It will come to me.

MK

That is what is putting the frights up the leaders of EU, most of them Marxists or outright communists, but now masquerading as socialists. So far the EU has been a cosy marxist/socialist arrangement, and they have resurrected their beloved USSR parasatizing on the back of a capitalist Europe. But this pesky business of elections keeps cropping up, and there is a danger that the EU could become - oh Horror - Right of Centre. So the threats are coming in already.

DP111