David Cameron - ‘Quietly’ Paid - £1.7bn EU - He Promised To Fight Pre-Election

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David Cameron ‘Quietly’ Paid £1.7bn EU-UK Bill That He Promised To Fight Pre-Election
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/09/10/david-cameron-quietly-paid-1-7bn-eu-uk-bill-that-he-promised-to-fight-pre-election/

David Cameron has “quietly” paid off the bill that Britain received from the European Union at the end of last year – an issue which caused a major shift in the polls before the British General Election, and which at the time, Cameron refused to pay.

The European Commission confirmed last week that Mr Cameron stumped up for the bill, despite having called it “appalling” last October, and promising UK tax payers that he would not pay the larger bill, which was based on Britain’s economy growing, and taking into account the “black economy” such as drugs and prostitution into Gross National Income growth figures.

But Cameron, as ever, has caved to the EU, and stumped up the cash in two payments. Presumably, this is what George Osborne meant when he said at the time, “I will make sure we get a better deal for Britain.”

The issue led to a four point poll bump for the UK Independence Party, who demanded that Britain refuse to pay the bill altogether,

Eventually, Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne briefed to the press that Britain would only pay half of the bill but the details revealed that they actually meant half in July, and half in September – a fact that the European Commission has now confirmed.

And the payment was actually for £2.87bn, not £1.7bn, as the British press all reported last year.

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Typical cast iron guarantee from Dave.

It's been interesting to see the EU referendum polls showing a reversal in fortunes for the 'leave' side over the last week or so. I can't imagine what could've caused that. I think a lot of people would just like to dynamite the Chunnel at this point and raise anchor so we float a little closer to Iceland.

I'm also hoping that Jeremy Corbyn won't be a very convincing salesman for the EU, given his problems with it. The next year or two could be the perfect time for a referendum.

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When I heard Jeremy Corbyn speak about Europe, he has a mixed view. Jeremy Corbyn thinks Europe could be and should be a good thing, however he sees the current EU as a bad thing and Cameron making deals to turn the UK into a sweatshop entrance to Europe.

Tactics wise he has to wait until Cameron comes back with this so called "amazing deal"

I don't know what Corbyn he will do, but he should aim to detonate the ticking civil war bomb with in the Tories . .  .
Bit early to tell, but all opinions and speculation is most welcome.


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Well it seems he's now clarified his pro-EU stance and intends to reverse even the paltry deal Cameron brings back from the negotiations.

Jeremy Corbyn sets out Labour's EU stance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34284397

This is doubly interesting because I was listening to the Spectator podcast this morning and Fraser Nelson suggested that Corbyn is actually a '90% outer' while also arguing that it would benefit the LEAVE camp if Corbyn fought for IN. I couldn't get the player working here but his comments on the iTunes podcast (linked) started around 26 minutes in.

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2015/09/podcast-the-death-of-the-left-and-jeremy-corbyns-first-few-days-as-leader/

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Its clear to me that he is being coerced into this position.

Corbyn stated the obvious earlier, when he said they needed to wait to see "The Deal" that Cameron could negotiate.
Earlier this evening I got to talk to somebody whose friends have known Corbyn for years, and the word is "He is for real"

I would like to see Corbyn open it all up by letting the Labour MP's vote as they feel instead of a Party Whip, which could put enormous pressure on the fragile truce in the Conservative Party.

Thing is the Labour Party has a lot of illuminazi Blair selected MP's with a Bilderberg Agenda, at least that is how I see it all.
I'm not expert in the topic.

To be honest I lost interest in British Politics.
UKIP got loads of votes but got cheated out of seats.


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Yeah, I'm not buying that as his real position but I don't think he's got the steel to be leader and resist the party machine. Though it's early days.

And the British press is enough to put anyone off politics. The attacks have been ridiculous, from the national anthem garbage to him taking an extra sandwich during an event. No wonder people voted for the outsider.

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I'm sure Jeremy Corbyn would happily sing "Jerusalem".

Besides, I thought the divine right of kings went out the window when the barons forced the king to sign magna carta at runnymede - silly me.