In recent years, there has been growing concerns in Great Britain about the intrusive nature of the European Union (EU). Many people in parliament and the UK business community have long criticized the EU about overreach, bordering on prying into the country’s business.
Amid recent calls for England to depart from the EU, Prime Minister David Cameron has reached a deal with EU officials. As part of the deal, the UK will remain in the EU, but can selectively abide by some of it’s guidelines should member states decide to move towards a “European superstate.”
This move was made in anticipation of the EU getting further involved in immigration and economic issues throughout Europe. It is this additional intrusion that has drawn the ire of political leaders like anti-EU politician, Nigel Farage who believes England is strong enough to run an independent state in all regards.
On the new deal, Cameron had this to say; “This is enough for me to recommend that the United Kingdom remain in the European Union having the best of both worlds. Turning our back on Europe is no solution at all.” He later added that this new “live and let live” agreement was exactly the kind of solution the people of England have wanted for years.
With the new deal in hand, Cameron is prepared to have an in-out referendum put before British citizens by sometime during the summer. Between now and then, both opponents and proponents of the new deal will be busy working to pull enough votes together to dictate whether or not England stays in the EU.
It’s worth noting that leaders from some member countries see this as nothing more than posturing, but are resigned to the fact Cameron has the right to do what it takes to protect his countrymen.