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I say could as I am really unsure how Eurosceptic the tories really are
The newly-minted Conservative-Liberal Democrat government coalition in London has forged an agreement on its future EU policy, moderating some of the harsher anti-EU Conservative initiatives as part of the compromise.
The deal, published on Wednesday afternoon (12 May), says the government "will be a positive participant in the European Union, playing a strong and positive role with our partners."
It maintains the Conservatives' pre-election pledge that Britain will not join the single currency, although the language has been softened and no longer includes the word "never."
When it comes to Europe, Tory and Lib Dem MEPs agree on the importance of the single market and free trade, but little else. The deputies have polar opposite views on EU defence, security, foreign affairs and constitutional issues.
The differences are symbolically illustrated by their position in the European Parliament. The 11 British Liberal Democrat MEPs sit with the third-biggest and very pro-EU Liberal faction.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by grantbeed
Only in Europe can you create a coalition government of Liberals and Conservatives lol.
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by thoughtsfull
Cameron and Clegg speak of 'people's politics' and listening and acting on the people's will.
Well maybe now is the time to demand an election on our continued membership of the EU?
Rockpuck If I could applaud you for your contribution to this thread I most certainly would.
And Slayer if the only English Ale you have tasted is the flat, warm dishwater served up down South then I'm not suprised you prefer German Lager.
Now true Northern Bitter and some of the Scottish beers, they are a different proposition all together!
Originally posted by thoughtsfullbut a referendum would have been good to allow the people at least some voice on those issues.
Originally posted by pikestaff
reply to post by tauempire
Ummm, 1947, the Brits ask America for a 5 billion $ loan, at 2% finally paid off in 2007, yes, some bailout, and unlike Russia, the Brits did not stop paying for the armaments they received. In 1945 Uncle Joe stopped all payments to America.