In the recent ITV debate Mr. Cameron spoke about “our great county” and how he loves this country passionately.
And, when answering a question on sovereignty, he stated:
“I am deeply patriotic, I think this is a case for a bigger, greater Britain inside a European Union and, I would say: what really matters is that true sovereignty is about control – do you have control over your country’s destiny?”
The answer is “No, we don’t!”
EU rules take precedence over national ones and, if we did have control, why does the Prime Minister have to beg in Brussels for minor reforms to Britain’s benefit system?
Fishing is the best example of where we have lost control over our destiny to the EU.
Curiously, although Mr. Cameron speaks of sovereignty, control, and being patriotic, on becoming Party leader he immediately ensured that the policy of national control of fisheries was overturned without hesitation or discussion.
Although this was a policy followed by the previous three consecutive Conservative Party leaders, Cameron reversed his Party’s policy on fisheries to make sure ‘control’, which he correctly stated, is “what really matters”, stayed with the EU.
This, by a man who says he loves his country with passion, is deeply patriotic and will fight for Great Britain, is in contradiction when happily gives the British people’s greatest natural, renewable resource away to foreign control.
But the situation gets worse — the last Conservative leader who endorsed national control of fisheries was Michael Howard who actually went further than his two predecessors by stating he hoped that “national control of fisheries could be obtained by negotiation”.
However, if it was not, as the British Parliament is supreme, the necessary legislation would be passed to do so.
It is this which Mr. Cameron has rejected — not only did he not want control over the British people’s finest renewable resource, but neither was he prepared to uphold the supremacy of our Parliament, and that is why he has to go to Brussels, cap in hand, to beg for a pittance of our sovereignty back.