Britain’s EU referendum – When?

22nd January 2016 / United Kingdom

On 27th May 2015 The EU Referendum Bill was unveiled in the Queen’s Speech. On 25th June David Cameron set out his stall to other EU members at the European Council Meeting. September 1st – A new group charged with handling issues relating to the EU referendum began its work, headed by British official Jonathan Faull, it reports to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

The EU summit’s in December 2015 failed to get any agreement. The next EU summit on the Brexit referendum is February 18th and March 17th. If Cameron fails to secure the deal he wants then, he’ll have to wait until the next meeting in mid-June. With 16 weeks notice required to give notice of a referendum it’s unlikely he’ll want to risk this as it’s a bit late.

2017 holds a number of disadvantages for cameron’s ‘In’ team such as elections in various EU countries, not least the biggest proponents of the union, France and Germany. There’s another small matter of disquiet and political anxiety over the increasing unpopularity of the refugee crisis, likely to get much worse after the winter. As time goes by the people of EU countries are getting seriously frustrated and angry about it.

Already the Schengen agreement has fallen apart with freedom of movement halted in Austria and Angela Merkel and EU president Jean-Claude Juncker clearly stating the fate of the EU and even the Euro is at stake. Border fences and overflowing refugee camps along with mass sexual offences and crimes being headlined combined with continual political disagreement is hardly conducive to an argument of unity. Time is not on Cameron’s side.

Sky News has just reported that Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly given a “six figure” donation to the campaign to keep the UK in the European Union. The US bank is said to have backed “Britain Stronger In Europe”, a cross-party group leading the In campaign.

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Of course the American government couldn’t do such a thing as donate ‘substantial funds’ so it’s using its proxy – Goldman Sachs.

As Huffington Post reports “It was reported on Thursday that the president (Obama) will use a visit to the UK in the Spring to urge the British public to vote to remain inside the EU at the upcoming referendum. However speaking in the Commons today, Conservative MP Philip Hollobone welcomed Obama’s visit, but said: “More disturbingly, it’s also been reported he will be invited by the prime minister to comment on the merits of Britain staying in the EU, as part of an increasingly desperate attempt to shore up the increasingly threadbare proposals for us to stay in the EU.”

Why would Goldman Sachs and President Obama act too early before such an important decision that could see the EU crumble.

Just two weeks ago truepublica reported on the origins of EU with the headline “USA Covert Operations to Assimilate Europe Into A Federal State” in which we stated “It (USA) wanted Europe to be complimentary to American policy, viewing American federalism an an ideal political model. It wanted to assimilate Europe (from the 1950’s) and implemented various covert operations to undermine staunch resistance to federalist ideas. The opportunity was a puppet run super-state filled with attendant yes men for trade and the manipulation of strategic global markets and, just as importantly a defensive buffer zone against its new foe – the Reds from Russia and China.”

The massive TTIP agreement (an agreement full of Yes Men that allows for manipulation of global markets), thought to be responsible for 40% of global GDP if it is signed is not likely to get full EU signatory authority during 2016. TTIP has no public support whatsoever with millions signing various petitions and dozens of activist groups emerging in a bid to stave off a corporate coup d’état of sovereign states.

October 2016 is straddled with european disunity on one side, elections and the hugely unpopular TTIP, all likely to increase the negative tempo on the other.

Our guess is that an announcement will be made after the March EU summit for the date of the referendum to be late September or early October this year.

Graham Vanbergen – truepublica

 

 

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