Fox Offers Pathway Out Of The EU

He says in The Telegraph –
I would like to see Britain negotiate a new relationship with the EU based on economic rather than political considerations and set out in clear and unambiguous language.
“If we succeed, a referendum should be held and formal acceptance advocated. If, on the other hand, this approach is rejected outright or falls short of necessary ‘red lines’, then we would have no alternative but to recommend rejection and consider departure from the EU.”
Asked whether he trusted Mr Cameron to push for renegotiation, Dr Fox told the event in Westminster – organised by the Taxpayers’ Alliance think tank – that he did. “I know his commitment to getting the best deal for the British people,” he added.
Responding to a question about whether he was missing life in Government he replied: “I don’t imagine I would be in the heart of government for about twenty-five minutes if I had given this speech.”
Nearly 100 Conservative MPs wrote to Mr Cameron last week urging him to make a legal commitment to hold a poll on the UK’s relationship with the EU during the next parliament.
Withdrawal from the European Union is a right of European Union member states under TEU Article 50 which states: “Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.”
Only Greenland has explicitly voted to leave, quitting the European Economic Community in 1985.
The last referendum on Britain’s relationship with Europe was in 1975 when Britain held a national referendum on withdrawal the European Economic Community. At that referendum, 67 per cent of voters chose to remain in the Community.
However Dr Fox’s comments were at odds with former Conservative Cabinet minister John Redwood who said in a blog, titled “A new relationship with the EU?” published on Monday that now the chaos in the Eurozone meant that now was a good time to call a referendum.
He said: “The government is wrong to say we cannot make a move now owing to the problems of the Euro zone. We need to make the move now for just that reason.
“The UK needs to be free of any financial liability from the Euro troubles, and free of the extra government the EU will now seek to impose to try to ‘save’ the Euro.
TAP – Liam Fox has consistently been ahead of other Conservative politicians with his outspoken anti-EU views.  Now he’s been pushed out of the cabinet, he can articulate these more strongly, and start to look at a putsch against Cameron’s leadership.  Cameron’s support for the Euro is a suicide note for himself and Osborne, as well as for the Party.  Fox offers not just a way out of Europe for Britain, but a pathway for a Conservative Party revival.  MPs should rally round him, and see off the current hopelessly corrupted regime.

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6 Responses to “Fox Offers Pathway Out Of The EU”

  1. george says:

    I’d ignore the bullshit from Fox. He’s been put up to draw attention away from the Libor scandal. Like Hague he’ll renege on any EU promises as and when is necessary. He’s doing time for the Werrity scandal ( still not resolved – what was he doing in Israel ? Stirring up shit no doubt)
    You can npo more ‘have a new relationship’ with the EU as you can have a new relationship with your right leg. You’re either in or out. The treaties are all done and dusted and certainly don’t have any space for some numpty wanting a new ‘relationship’. We’d be told to get back into our box unless we revoked the get out article and told them to do one. Article 50 ?

  2. Tapestry says:

    Werrity was about what exactly? If I worked for the MOD, I’d be taking short cuts to get around powerful vested interests too. Defence is the most corrupt of all departments of state. He was looking like busting open the cartels. They control the media.

    Fox is saying just that, george. If we can’t get rid of the political EU (we can’t), we should be rid of the EU. Cameron only talks of renegotiation with no clear cut consequences (i.e. nothing). Redwood talks of a referendum which would be fixed easily enough. Fox is the only one talking of withdrawal.

  3. Tapestry says:

    N.B. Not even Farage talks of withdrawal any more…..

  4. Chris J says:

    I wouldnt trust Fox for a second – he broke ministerial code and threatened the security of Britain – he should be tried for these crimes. Im sure theres better tories around who havent got fox’s dodgy history

  5. Tapestry says:

    ..broke the ministerial code. How abut Rebekah Wade/Brooks, Murdoch and all? None observes the so-called ministerial code. Fox has been accused of all kind soy evil-doing. No charges were brought. No guilt established, only a lot of innuendo.

    If you want to break the system, you can’t use the system. The system needs breaking, you can be sure of that.

  6. Chris J says:

    They’ve all been at it i agree – Craig Murray the ex British ambassadoe has done some proper investigation in to these pretend politicans

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