So much for the Prime Minister demonstrating he is serious about reforming the EU! David Cameron has announced it is still his ‘long-standing goal’ to bring Turkey into the European Union – despite the complete disaster this would be for Britain and many other EU Member States.
Turkey is not politically, economically or culturally prepared to join the EU, yet certain member states seem bent on bringing them in. Clearly the federalists’ work will not be done until the “European” Union reaches east to the Bering Straits and south to the Cape of Good Hope!
Cameron’s willing support of EU expansion, despite its detrimental effect on Britain, shows he will never win any kind of real results if any renegotiations are attempted – that’s of course if the Conservatives are re-elected at the general election.
After failing to cut net immigration to the tens of thousands as he has previously promised, Cameron now wants to grant the 81 million people living in Turkey freedom to move to Britain. Latest figures show unemployment in Turkey (at 10.1 percent) is far higher than in Britain (at 6 percent), whilst the average monthly wage in Turkey is just 23 percent of the average monthly wage in Britain. A high proportion of these 81 million Turks will therefore flock to Britain as others from new Member States are doing.