Skip to comments.MPs urge Cameron to ditch EU status quo
Posted on 01/16/2013 9:10:41 PM PST by Olog-hai
A caucus of euroskeptic Conservative MPs has issued a manifesto today (16 January), two days before Prime Minister David Cameron is set to make a landmark speech on Europe, stating that the status quo is no longer an option and demanding a new and different relationship with the European Union.
The Fresh Start group of Conservative backbenchersnumbering nearly 100 of the partys 304 deputiessets out proposals to repatriate legislative powers to the UK and cut Britains bill for EU membership by billions of pounds a year.
The MPs also raised the possibility of the UK withholding funds for EU development schemes if these were not reformed, to force a meaningful negotiation on budgetary priorities.
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It will be interesting to see where this goes.