Cameron now dictator double crosses English voters on EU referendum
A British cabinet minister told the London Times they would try to claw back powers from Brussels after a British parliamentary revolt by members of Cameron's dictatorship, England’s people and many British MP’s want a referendum on quitting the European Union.
He said; "I think that we should take powers back over employment law. I think that we should take powers back that affect our capacity to grow," Education Secretary Michael Gove, a close Cameron ally, told the BBC when asked how leaders would respond to Monday's anti-government vote by about 80 Conservatives.
"There are some specific regulations that govern who can we hire and how we can hire and how long they work for, which actually hold us back," Gove said, describing pan-EU rules that he said England would like to opt out of enforcing on firms.
It is unclear how or when such a move could take place, notably given Cameron's dependence on a coalition with the pro-EU Liberal Democrats. But the scale of the revolt, recalling infighting over Europe that tormented the last Conservative government in the 1990s, prompted a response from party leaders.
More than one in four Conservative members of parliament defied Cameron by voting for the motion, which called for a referendum on England leaving the 27-nation bloc. Though resistant to adding to EU powers, Dictator Cameron argues that pulling out completely - something polls suggest might win majority public support - would hurt the British governments trade with the EU, its most certainly wouldn’t hurt English trade if truth, it would boost England economy and make England far stronger without all the EU rubbish to content with and save England’s tax payers billions of pounds each year pumped into fat cats sitting on fat back-sides.
The motion on a referendum was easily defeated with votes from other parties but Conservative Euro sceptic took heart: "This is a clear message to the government that they need to change their policy on Europe and in particular on the referendum," one of them, Peter Bone, told the London Times.
Sir Michael Black-Feather the English first minister said; the revolt could embolden some Conservatives to rebel on other issues: "Once these people have rebelled once, it becomes easier to do it again," he said it’s about time British MP’s came to their intelligences and started to remember their English first not British and put England’s interest first.
The revolt could also undermine Cameron's efforts to demand a say in dealing with the euro zone debt crisis even though England has opted out of using the EU single currency. He returns to Brussels for a summit on Wednesday.
Dictator Cameron is aware of the dangers of a deepening rift in his party, held out an olive branch to the rebels trying to keep his job: "On my part there is no bad blood, no rancour, no bitterness," he said.
Conservative euro sceptics, jubilant over the extent of the rebellion, seized their advantage by demanding Cameron be more specific about his aspiration to "repatriate" some powers over employment and social legislation to London from Brussels.
He has said previously that the British government would demand the return of some powers in return for agreeing to any new EU treaty that arose from efforts to shore up the euro zone - but as normal he has been vague about what they would be. Gove was also unclear on the timing of any move to try to claw back powers from Brussels.
Cameron's coalition agreement with the Liberal Democrats contains no commitment to repatriate powers from Brussels and the Lib Dems have made clear they would resist any attempt to renegotiate the terms of British membership of the EU which will lose the Lib Dems many of its English members who now see them for who they really are a bunch of nothings and thank God they didn’t get full power as they would give England away.
Dictator Cameron calls himself a "practical Euro sceptic" but believes it is in his British interest to remain in the EU
Many Conservatives, as well as some members of the opposition Labour Party, see the expanding European Union as a juggernaut eroding English sovereignty and stifling business with excessive regulation.
Dictator Cameron has sought to pacify his party by passing a law requiring significant new transfers of power to Brussels to be put to a referendum. But euro sceptics are now pressing for answers from their leaders on how big a transfer of power would be needed before the government judged a referendum necessary.
"It appears now that the policy may be that only a big-bang change will trigger a referendum. An incremental treaty change would not trigger a referendum," Conservative Member of Parliament Mark Pritchard told the BBC. "My view is that a treaty change is a treaty change, so ... we need some clarity."