You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around
and they demand another £1.7 billion…………
I don’t suppose many people would be wanting David Cameron’s job today. It’s certainly a bit of a tricky one. How exactly do you justify austerity and cuts to the electorate and then hand over that much money to the EU, to watch them giving it to France & Germany. At a time when half the country is baying for EU blood and voting for UKIP.
Even David Cameron mentioned the tax payers, the people he works for, the people who gave him his job. He’s caught between a rock and a hard place and he knows it. No wonder he was angry, he’s been completely shafted.
So what will he do? How exactly do you come up with that sort of money in just a few weeks? A quick whip round and a rummage down the back of the sofa, isn’t really going to cover it. So will he try and negotiate the amount down? How much does he think the electorate will tolerate? Problem is, I don’t think there is a right amount that will keep him his job next May.
It will all come down to whether he can find the money, whether anyone will actually notice if it’s paid or whether he’s willing to contemplate an alternative.
How long would it take to organise a referendum? Why not have it before May? If the electorate vote to stay in Europe, then we pay the money, if they vote the other way…lets face it, we all know which way that vote will go. Then we quit. No money paid, a case of Nigel who and if it all goes pear shaped, well, you voted for it, it’s all your fault!
It will certainly be interesting to see how this one plays out.
In the mean time, feel free to talk amongst yourselves, Benedict Cumberbatch is on The Graham Norton Show. It’s a question of priorities people….