January 23, 2013
THE PROTESTANT NORTH:
David Cameron calls for UK exemption from EU's 'ever-closer' union (Nicholas Watt, 1/23/13, guardian.co.uk)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2013 5:23 AMDavid Cameron has outlined the scale of his ambition to transform the terms of Britain's membership of the EU by calling for the UK to be exempted from its founding principle: the creation of an ever-closer union.In his long-awaited speech on the EU, the prime minister cast himself as a modern-day heretic as he pledged to challenge established thinking.Speaking at the London headquarters of Bloomberg, Cameron confirmed plans to hold an in-out referendum after the next election but warned: "The biggest danger to the European Union comes not from those who advocate change, but from those who denounce new thinking as heresy. In its long history Europe has experience of heretics who turned out to have a point."