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Uninvited EU border guard is another EU power grab


Another European summit and yet another power grab. It’s funny every single time a European Union policy fails, and that’s pretty often, the demand is more centralisation and more Europe and I think by any measure the EU’s Common Asylum Policy, albeit given rocket boosters by Chancellor Merkel, has been a dramatic failure. Not only will millions continue to come, few of whom of course would qualify as genuine refugees, but it’s become an open invitation to terrorism. So our solution is that the EU border agency and the EU maritime services should be given powers and the ability to declare force majeure over the member states.

And incredibly the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is supporting this and yet that’s the same Prime Minister who is going in to have a meeting with you tomorrow night to talk about our so called renegotiation. I hope he fares better than last time, the last time he attempted this he got to speak at one ‘o clock in the morning, spoke for a total of seven minutes, during the middle of which the French President, Monsieur Hollande, got up and went out for a pee.

So I hope they take him a bit more seriously this time though I sense that nobody in this room is exactly quaking in their boots, after all he has asked for almost nothing and is unlikely to even get that. But I’m sure we’ll be treated to the usual theatricals, a grey faced Prime Minister will come back to Britain to say tough the negotiations have been, to say that he will not give in and there will be hints that perhaps the Prime Minister will even support Brexit if he doesn’t get his way.

I think we should take that about as seriously as when he banged the table and said he would not pay the 1.75bn sterling surcharge 18 months ago and yet then meekly obliged.

In February, the charade will come back, there will be a European summit and on something minor and inconsequential there will be a deal and a referendum will happen in June 2016………