Hammond’s words show threadbare ambition

Published Oct 20, 2015

Nigel_Twitter.jpegThe Foreign Secretary today has recognised that there will be no Treaty Change – a key Government promise, but instead he is looking for “legally binding promises”.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "A promissory note is simply not good enough. The government said they were going to demand Treaty change, we now know that they aren't going to get it. It exposes once again how this so-called renegotiation is a complete con.

"As we've seen time and time again, the EU changes its mind and so promises of changes in the future cannot be trusted and are not credible. Just look at how the EU has flip-flopped during the migrant crisis, and yet this government want to entrust the EU to implement any pitiful changes that are agreed.”

William Dartmouth MEP, UKIP’s International Trade spokesman said, “The Foreign Secretary talks of bankable promises. This is just waffle. It goes alongside the even lower grade waffle from the Prime Minister over the past 5 years about what he can get from Brussels.

"He knows that any worthwhile change in the European Union must be involve Treaty Change. This is not on offer, and UKIP’s view is that it never will be. What is on offer however is ever increasing integration and the federal European Union.”

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