Yesterday I posted a video featuring Nigel Farage rebutting Cameron's Lord Mayor's Banquet speech - and did so deliberately refraining from adding any personal opinion on what Farage said.
As Richard North pointed out in the comment section to that post much of the EEA legislation is agreed initially by bodies such as UNECE, linking to this post in which he made exactly that point. Norway, as a member of the UNECE, therefore does have a voice in the drafting of EU legislation. Cameron was likewise disingenuous when in his speech he said: "Leaving the EU is not in our national interest. Outside, we would end up like Norway, subject to every rule for the Single Market made in Brussels but unable to shape those rules", something which I failed to pick up when I posted on that speech.
For some time it has been obvious that politicians are adept at twisting, or omitting, facts to suit their own argument. That Farage omitted to mention the UNECE factor may have been due to time constraints, however it is such an important matter surely its inclusion should have been mandatory. That Cameron failed to tell the whole truth is, unfortunately, to be expected.
If, some time in the future, there is to be a public debate on our membership of the EU it behoves politicians of all parties to tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the unvarnished truth where matters EU are concerned.