Patterns of Power
analysing power, publishing research material, commenting on abuses
Real Clear World has published an article – at http://tinyurl.com/a63b8kh -praising the timing of David Cameron’s speech on Britain’s EU membership. I made the following comment:
David Cameron’s sense of timing only looks good from the perspective of short-term British party politics. The uncertainty over the membership of the EU will damage relationships with Britain’s trading partners and prospective investors. The necessary renegotiation of European governance should be a calm and meaningful process, and the issue of acceptance by the British people did not have to be raised until the end of the process. This issue should be considered in the context of the medium-to-long-term interests of all EU members, including Britain.