Eurosceptics pour scorn on PM’s EU deal after he is forced into climbdown over welfare demands
· PM announced a deal over UK’s membership of the EU tonight in Brussels
· Agreement included a climbdown over child benefits and a welfare ‘brake’
· Deal was immediately attacked by Eurosceptics who claim it isn’t enough
· Leave.Eu co-chairman Richard Tice: ‘The PM came home with crumbs’
By MARK DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 00:14 GMT, 20 February 2016
Eurosceptics tonight launched a series of scathing attacks on David Cameron’s deal with the European Union, claiming it was mere ‘crumbs’.
The Prime Minister finally secured agreement on reform of Britain’s membership of the EU after a marathon Brussels summit, but was forced into a humiliating climbdown on his demands.
A compromise deal that will allow existing claimants to carry on receiving child benefits in full until 2020 falls well short of the outright ban on sending child benefit abroad initially demanded by the PM.
David Cameron was forced into a humiliating climbdown on his demands after he finally secured agreement on reform of Britain’s membership
Daniel Hannah MEP poured scorn on the Brussels deal with a series of tweets complaining about the terms.
It comes after eastern European states insisted all 34,000 existing claimants in the UK should continue to receive the full payment until their sons and daughters reach adulthood – something rejected as ‘not acceptable’ by the Prime Minister earlier in the negotiations.
And an ’emergency brake’ on in-work welfare payments for migrant workers will be made available for seven years – shorter than the 13 years put forward by Mr Cameron in negotiations.
The deal on the table was instantly met with scorn by Eurosceptics left fuming by the terms of the agreement.
Leave.Eu co-chairman Richard Tice said: ‘The Prime Minister promised half a loaf, begged for a crust and came home with crumbs.’
Daniel Hannan MEP tweeted: ‘Britain banged the table and aggressively demanded the status quo.
‘The EU, after some mandatory faux-agonising, agreed.’
He added: ‘No new treaty, no powers back, and this is how Eurocrats teach us “before” we vote.’
Nile Gardiner, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, said the deal consigns Britain to ‘second class status’
The deal on the table was instantly met with scorn by Eurosceptics angry at the terms of the agreement
Nile Gardiner, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, tweeted: ‘Cameron’s “deal” will consign Britain to second class status in a third class EU.
‘The only option is to leave and restore British freedom.’
Eurosceptic Tory MP Tom Pursglove said: ‘I was willing to give the renegotiation a chance, but the fact is that this does not deal with uncontrolled migration from Europe, and will not allow us to trade globally.’
And in a damning intervention, Labour MP Frank Field signalled his intention to support the leave campaign with a scathing attack on Mr Cameron’s failure to secure any extra powers for the UK to control its own borders.
No matter what deal Cameron has secured the people of the UK look set to vote for ‘OUT” which will be perfectly in line with Bible Prophecy. Ultimately it does not matter what the politicians think, SAY or DO, God has declared the End from the Beginning and the Bible (God’s Word) reveals that Britain will not be part of the EU when Christ Returns to Earth.
What we will continue to witnessed here is as Daniel said in Daniel 4:17 “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will…”