Saturday, February 20, 2016

Brexit: David Cameron gives four months to convince – Liberation

He is all alone. After two days of psychodrama in Brussels, David Cameron returned to London with his hot potato – its very special agreement – and its European allies went to bed

For the British Prime Minister, Sleeping n. is not for tomorrow, nor the day after tomorrow. In fact, David Cameron gave Saturday morning kick off a four-month long campaign. The grave, he announced before the 10 Downing Street holding a referendum next Thursday, June 23 on whether to maintain the UK within the European Union.

The decision will be “the most important of a generation Aura to take our country” , has he said before confirming that his Government would recommend the British to vote “to stay in a reformed European Union “. Although in absolute paradox, cabinet ministers will “individually” to campaign for in or out .

Before announcing the referendum date, David Cameron had met for more than two hours his cabinet, the first meeting of a cabinet on a Saturday since the Falklands war in 1982, ie if the time is severe.

during the meeting, he said in substance to his ministers that in the last 48 hours, he had not slept, ate little, wet his shirt and especially, especially defeated . He negotiated a deal that gives the UK a “special status” in the European Union.

The Conservative Party split

details of this agreement are already almost erased both eyes are now focusing on a campaign that promises to be tense, while the gap between the camps of the in and out is minimal. The account of forces has already begun. Which important figures in British politics, will bring its weight to this or that camp?

Little or no moods of the Labour opposition side that has already announced support the maintenance of the UK within the EU. Like the Scottish independence SNP party.

The party more divided on the issue remains the Conservative Party and David Cameron had just started this whole referendum story to solve these divisions. He, on that front, already failed.

The Justice Minister Michael Gove, respected figure among conservatives and close friend of David Cameron, announced that he would support the output of the EU, “the most difficult decision in my political life” . Four other ministers, Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers responsible, Ian Duncan-Smith, Minister of Labour and Pensions, John Whittingdale for Culture and the head of the House of Commons Chris Grayling, have also already expressed support of EU output.

But the Home Secretary Theresa May, some gave part to support the out , has finally announced that it would support the maintenance of countries within the EU. As the Minister for Trade, Sajid Javid.

David Cameron has found a new formula, a mantra that he now repeated at will. “I do not like Brussels, I love the UK” , he reiterated. His goal over the next four months, is clear: to convince the undecided in the UK population to follow its recommendations

The position of Boris Johnson could weigh

The result of the Council. European and agreement clinched by David Cameron would never change his mind eurosceptics convinced. So it is the lukewarm and distrustful that are now the target of David Cameron.

It’s up to them to explain that even if “does not like Brussels “, the UK will ” safer “ to terrorism and external threats, ” stronger “ internationally and ” stronger ” if it remains economically ally and member of the European Union.

the eyes are now turned to a tousled planted on bicycle. The decision of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson could have a significant weight on the campaign. The latter has never hidden his Euroscepticism, but his decision as regards his personal political future.

A new London mayor will be elected in May and Boris Johnson does not hide his ambitions are now facing the head of the conservative party and Downing Street. The question for him is to know which camp will strengthen its chances.

But, true to himself, Boris Johnson is desired and prolongs the suspense. He is expected to announce its decision in Sunday.

Regarding the campaign for the release of the EU, which has been very divided until now, the need for great charismatic figure at its head is badly needed.

on Twitter, some are already asking existential questions about the possible after-EU. What impact would an exit from the EU on the performance of the UK in the Eurovision contest? What would be the traditional alliance of votes between neighbors? The risk is real to hear: “United Kingdom, zero point”

Sonia Delesalle-Stolper Correspondent in London


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