With anti-integration, Euro-sceptic
parties across the continent hoping for big gains, the French president is seeking to rally liberal, internationalist forces which have been buoyed by Sunday's Spanish election that saw a resurgence in fortunes for the strongly pro-Brussels Socialist Party.
A rebellion by Euro-sceptic
backbenchers could wipe out Mrs May's majority when the Bill returns to the Commons on Monday, in what would be the first significant test of strength for her Brexit critics.
Cameron obviously tried to appease his large body of Euro-sceptic
backbenchers as well as protecting the City and financial sector, but on mature consideration he probably realises by using the veto he has done none of these things, and reinforced the generally held belief Britain is the awkward member of the EU.
But maybe the whole idea of a euro-sceptic
is out of date.
Therefore, I would suggest to the Euro-sceptic
lobby, that the greater threat to our independence comes from Washington, not Brussels.
This is the sort of thing that gives Euro-sceptics
Therefore one myth that needs addressing is that all so-called Euro-sceptics
are retrogressive little Englanders.
``I am keen to see off the wild claims of the euro-sceptics
and the euro-cynics within the Labour Party, that joining the euro would mean cuts in public services.
are always whining that we are dominated by 'them foreigners'.
For too long they have allowed the Euro-sceptics
to dominate the argument with their half-lies, twisted statistics and hysterical appeals to an ugly nationalism based on the hatred of foreigners.
This perspective is considerably different from that of the Euro-sceptics
which, as will be discussed later in this paper, emphasizes the constitutional implications of the single currency.
were accused of fuelling racism yesterday.