Here’s the incident we’ve been waiting for …

You know how this blog has been rabbiting on about political will and how the unilateral action, as a result of an incident and with an assumed public backing, is the ONLY thing which will get the ball rolling?

Well here it is, on a plate. Dave stands up to the extortionate demand for £1.7 billion:

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… or else he doesn’t and loses the chance this nation had. He certainly has every reason, he has all the grounds he needs to refuse:

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Forget Brexit, Flexcit, Tugmytadgeit – it ain’t gonna be done that way, folks.  It ain’t EVER gonna be done that way.

It’s going to be done solely by political will on the wild, stormy ocean of politics and no one can stop a PM of this country doing it unless he is in thrall to some power.

No independent PM would hesitate.  Is Dave independent enough and does he have the inclination and will?

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There it is before us.  Watch LibLabCon like a hawk for their reaction.

10 comments for “Here’s the incident we’ve been waiting for …

  1. Richard
    October 24, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Small amendment James, it’s 1.7 billion pounds sterling not Euro’s. 😉

  2. Mudplugger
    October 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Must be quite relaxed in the UKIP office – getting their manifesto written for them every day by Brussels and ‘cast-iron’ Dave.

    • October 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Only way to travel.

  3. Errol
    October 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Despite this being known from the moment Brown signed the treaty, Farage has been oddly silent on this issue.

    As for what Miliband and Cameron will do – they’ll write a cheque. The EU is their utopia. All the puff and waffle will go away tomorrow (because Farage won’t have anything in place to capitalise on it) and thus it wil be swept away and the grand project wil continue.

  4. October 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Spend it on missiles and send them the pretty route to Brussels.

  5. Viscount Rectum
    October 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    He will pay up after the Rochester By-election

    • mikebravo
      October 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      A pair of nails in his coffin then? The sooner he’s gone the better.

  6. Rossa
    October 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    This one will run and run even though if anyone cared, but most of us don’t, to look beyond the headlines it originates from the global accounting standards agreed at the UN. The EU then brought theirs into line. EUref has all the research links to check the back story.

    As it was Maggie who negotiated for the UK’s contribution (the infamous rebate) to be linked to GDP, now replaced by this new accounting system with GNI, there’s no way DC can opt out. Since then Blair, Brown and DC have approved these changes. It will be paid no matter how he tries to fudge it. And why should he be let off the hook?

    So he’s been caught out on not being up to scratch on what he should know as PM. And the media are going to make sure this is a nice big stick to beat him up with. Fascinating though how they’re all up in arms over £1.7bn when he’s just agreed to new carbon targets that will cost us over a trillion in the next 15 years. Compared to that, this is pocket money.

    • October 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Yes, as Nigel said, under the rules he himself agreed to abide by, Cameron has no choice.

      The only option is out altogether and that’s the one puzzling many.

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