Sunday, 28 December 2014

Cameron misses out on chance of Swedish allies for renegotiation con

David Cameron's attempts to hoodwink voters by promising meaningful renegotiation of our relationship with the EU have suffered a setback after Sweden's very europhile coalition government managed to do a deal with the slightly less europhile opposition to avoid an election.

Cameron was hoping that the Social Democrat/Green coalition would collapse, paving the way for a Moderate/Democrat replacement which is much more aligned with the Conservative Party's approach to the EU of making the right noises to appease their membership and voters without actually changing anything and feigning outrage whenever the papers get wind of the EU taking the piss. A Swedish government supporting Cameron's deception would have done wonders for the Conservative Party's flagging prospects in the elections in May.