Hague Rubbishes Cameron’s Red Card

EU REFORM

David Cameron’s ‘red card‘ means EU legislation can be vetoed if 55% of Member States agree. Good luck with that.

The idea that Britain could simply oppose individual pieces of draft EU legislation, and easily and straightforwardly convince 14 other Member States to vote with us to kill it, is amusingly optimistic. As William Hague said in 2008:

“Given the difficulty of Oppositions winning a vote in their Parliaments, the odds against doing so in 14 countries around Europe with different parliamentary recesses… are such that even if the European Commission proposed the slaughter of the first-born it would be difficult to achieve such a remarkable conjunction of parliamentary votes”

And Hague is campaigning to Remain…


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