Today David Cameron will be phoning the French and German leaders to try and persuade them not to change existing EU treaties or make new one. The Conservatives are committed to a referendum if the EU powers are increased. The EU is still a sensitive issue for the Conservative Party and particularly delicate given the opposing views within the Liberal Democrats. So what will he make of the new Rapid Intervention Border Force as reported yesterday?: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/25/armed-eu-guards-greece-turkey The Guardian report says:
The deployment of the Rapid Intervention Border Teams, assembled from the border guard forces of other European countries, will be the first time Brussels has deployed multinational armed units on the EU’s external land border.”
This is all part of the slowly emerging EU nation state. Slow it may be but increasingly inevitable. Come to think of it isn’t this the way the UK emerged from a collection of competing states over many centuries?
Thoughts – philosophical and political please BUT NOT TOO LONG!