Brussels-centric politicians and bureaucrats, using cover provided by the Lisbon Treaty, are pushing for the second at the expense of the first.
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It is now clear that the renegotiation process has proved that the Union is incapable of reform.
As Cameron’s renegotiotion looms, the Eurocrats no longer know where they are going, and grapple instead with the refugee crisis.
Few leaders on the continental mainland have the understanding and the political will to take the measures that are needed to protect their citizens.
Syed Kamall MEP: The European Parliament is making fewer laws. So here’s how it is passing its time.
Juncker’s spoke mostly about migration and, despite having to cut a great deal out thanks to his tendency to ad lib, he still managed to go on for 77 minutes.
Free trade would allow production costs to fall.
There are people in Brussels who will want to drive a proposal so that the institutions here can grab more power, gain more profile and seem more relevant.
I have also been horrified to learn that the UK regularly incurs millions of pounds of costs each year in fines.
John Baron MP: The litmus test for Cameron’s EU renegotiation. We should be able to strike down any EU law, tax or rule we please.
Anything short of this is of secondary importance.
Whatever the outcome now, the flames of nationalism will be fanned amongst EU member countries – the very opposite of what was intended.
Interview: David Campbell Bannerman says that over half of Tory MEPs will join Conservatives for Britain
He also says UKIP has “tainted” the Out campaign, and predicts that the European Commission will “play dirty” with the referendum.
Also, an update on our latest work against EU tax harmonisation and an EU army.
Brian Binley MP: My new book on EU renegotiation – and why we should question our single market membership
In “Hard Bargains or Weak Compromises”, Dr Lee Rotherham and I probe whether association rather than membership would be best for Britain.