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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 07:14 PM
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David Cameron threatens veto if EU treaty fails to protect City of London
Source: The Guardian

David Cameron has threatened to wield Britain's veto to block a revision of the Lisbon treaty if fellow European leaders refuse to protect the position of the City of London at the EU summit in Brussels .

In a marked hardening of his rhetoric, as Eurosceptic Tories called for a recasting of Britain's relationship with the EU, the prime minister said he would not sign any treaty that failed to provide safeguards for Britain's financial services.

The prime minister spoke out as Kenneth Clarke, the veteran pro-European justice secretary, told Eurosceptic Tories that they should abandon any hope of repatriating powers to Britain at this week's EU summit. "No, we're not going to renegotiate any transfers of powers, in my opinion," Clarke told the FT.

The intervention by Clarke on the eve of a crucial EU summit, which is designed to stabilise the eurozone, will irritate Eurosceptic Tories who believe that the prime minister is failing to do enough to protect British interests. But the substance of Clarke's remarks tallied with the prime minister.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/07/cameron-thr...
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:43 PM
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1. how much longer will Cameron last?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:44 PM
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2. Protect the City from What?
Reality?

Pitchforks and torches?

Madame La Farge and La Guillotine?
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 03:48 AM
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7. Regulation. Fair taxation. Fair competition. The Law. n/t
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:42 PM
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3. The City of London is the epicenter of global systemic control, and needs to be deloused permanently
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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:59 PM
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4. Yep...

... you beat me to it. I also, in my extensive readings of history, have found that after we drove the British out of America for the final? time after the war of 1812-1814, the banks of the City of London vowed to take back the, "colonies for the crown". Really makes you wonder, ie... the financial misdeeds and meltdowns of the past 30 years, if not the 1920's.
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:12 AM
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5. great little 30 minute animated short film on this
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:51 AM
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8. The UK is where Russian oligarchs flee to for asylum, e.g. Boris Abramovich Berezovsky
Putin has the right idea.

When oligarchs get too rich and too powerful, take their shit and throw them in jail.

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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 01:08 AM
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6. Most of the derivative BS goes on there, because US regulations are just too much!
:eyes:
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