After blogging about David Cameron’s “EU reform ideas” (and some ideas that would *really* make a difference) I am getting annoyed by this renegotiation debate: Every Sunday the British elite presents another “EU reform” idea but they don’t seem to notice that a) it is not a priority for the British citizens b) it is not a priority for the rest of the EU c) most of it is impossible or to vague to achieve d) most of it shows a profound lack of understanding how the EU works and d) the government fails to see that some things could be achieved by changing procedures how the UK government/parliament works. Anyway, this whole story provided me with the opportunity to develop a series of ‘political analysis in 140 characters’ tweets:
Why does Cameron want EU reform?
So, what is the problem?
Most of @David_Cameron's renegotiation ideas are not on the agenda (EU army, join€) or too vague to negotiate (ever closer EU, interference)
— kosmopolit (@kosmopolit) March 16, 2014
But what does Cameron really want?
So, his ideas are vague and resemble a Daily Mail story about the EU, I’d rather keep the status quo:
#bbcqt A fair referendum would also include the status quo as an option. Cameron’s ‘new EU deal’ could be worse than what we’ve got today.
— kosmopolit (@kosmopolit) March 13, 2014