The Daily Telegraph reports that Cameron may overrule Vince Cable by diluting controversial new EU employment laws to be introduced next month and thus 'water down' those laws. The Boiling Frog summarises this idea most succinctly when he writes:
"A Downing Street spokesman said: “We are now looking at every part of employment law as part of the red tape challenge. We want to do everything we can to help employers and drive growth.” Which in other words means; we'll pass the EU Directive as it is, pretend we've stood up to the EU because conference season is just round the corner and we want to look tough on the issue of Europe for the benefit of our stupid members."
Leaving to one side the truth contained in that statement, another question arises and this is why has this directive been 'gold-plated' by Vince Cable's department when, only last December, Saint Vince is on record as stating that EU laws must be 'copied out' to avoid gold-plating. By googling 'cameron no gold plating' and then clicking '[pdf] EU Legislation: Government action on gold-plating' access is provided to a document entitled "EU Legislation: Government action on ‘gold-plating’ Standard Note: SN/IA/5943 issued by the House of Commons Library, one which explains the 'copying out' procedure and how it should be used.
What this matter shows yet again is that Cameron, who believes he governs this country, doesn't and can't - and never will while the UK is a member of the EU, which means he has a choice to make: either he takes us out of the EU or he is content to remain but a mere servant of Brussels. As I pointed out to Roger Helmer, if one finds oneself in a group with whose views you disagree, then the only sensible course of action is to walk away. But then politics is now a career isn't it - and Cameron is nothing if not a career politician - and one which bears no relation to representing the views of those he was elected so to do. Coupled with which, the manifesto on which he stood has been shown to be nothing but a sham and a lie - yet another reason why a man of principle would walk away.
Cameron, a man of principle? Oxymoron, surely...............