He thinks it\’s wonderful that we\’re getting social democracy through Europe.
But of course the question is, do we actually want social democracy here? I tend to think that the UK doesn\’t (or rather, the people of it don\’t)…so what is the value of having it imposed?
However, this is really rather good.
David Cameron has pledged that a Tory government would take Britain out of the Social Chapter – a bold promise that offers a clear dividing line between Labour and the Conservatives and, unwittingly, highlights one of the strengths of having social protection legislation at EU rather than national level. As restoring Britain\’s opt-out would require the agreement of every EU country, it would be very difficult for Cameron to repeal the Social Chapter.
As far as I\’m aware it would be impossible for Cameron to repeal the social chapter as it doesn\’t actually exist any more. It was subsumed into the Amsterdam Treaty wasn\’t it?
Odd that Corbett doesn\’t mention that….