BREXIT campaigners have asked whether the Prime Minister’s past euroscepticism was “all an act” after an unearthed video revealed a young David Cameron moaning about an EU power-grab.
The then-Opposition leader also hit out at “a massive transfer of powers from the nation states of Europe to Brussels” being planned via the Lisbon Treaty, as he urged Britons’ to vote Conservative at that year’s European elections.
Mr Cameron had once promised voters a Yes/No referendum on the Lisbon Treaty with a “cast-iron guarantee” a Tory government would hold a public vote on the controversial agreement.
He performed a complete U-turn after the EU’s 27 other member states ratified the treaty.
YOUTUBE: David Cameron moans about the EU in 2009
These have boiled-over after he heralded his ‘pathetic’ EU renegotiation deal in February and began his pro-EU campaign to keep Britain tied to Brussels at the in/out referendum on June 23.
The Prime Minister had been widely viewed as a eurosceptic when he was first elected Tory leader more than a decade ago.
Senior Tory MP David Davis, who ran against Mr Cameron for the Conservative leadership in 2005, recently claimed his rival had since fallen under the influence of pro-EU Whitehall officials.
The Prime Minister has denied he is a “closet Brexiteer” and recently maintained he would still describe himself as eurosceptic.
Commenting on the footage of a young Mr Cameron, Ukip deputy leader Paul Nuttall said: “This video is yet more evidence of how David Cameron appeared to be a committed eurosceptic right up until he got the keys to Number 10.
“So what went wrong? Or was it all an act?
“Is this politician complaining about an EU power-grab the same man who is now denying Brussels’ clear plans for an EU army?
“He ditched his promise to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, he ditched his promise to get ‘fundamental reform’ of the EU and now he appears to have ditched his belief Britain could ‘thrive’ outside the EU as he continues his preposterous Project Fear scaremongering.
“Brussels will continue to ignore the peoples of Europe and sneak through further integration – as they did with the Lisbon Treaty – unless we vote for Brexit on June 23.”