More Theatre For The Masses As PMs Play Out The EU Leadership Script
News stories continue to be leaked that the British PM David Cameron would prefer Ireland’s PM Enda Kenny to be EU Commission President rather than Luxembourg’s former PM Jean-Claude Junker.
The article clearly shows the whole thing is only a charade. Theatre for the masses, because despite the article saying Cameron thinks Junker is “…too much of a federalist”, we all know Enda Kenny is absolutely the same as Junker on that score. Either man would do exactly the same job. However, perhaps Cameron would prefer Enda Kenny because Enda is much more a a “Yes man”. His record in this respect is absolutely unblemished and unequaled when it comes to EU federal policy.
Big clues are dropped all over the page in capital letters that spell EPP. This is the European People’s Party, a political grouping that the named candidates and the big hitters are part of. It highlights the fact that this political grouping has complete control over the European project to the point where they get to choose who wins and who they get to choose between.
Well all of them are EPP except Cameron (allegedly) who sits with the European Democrats who are supposed to be euro skeptic. Yet here we have the paradox of Cameron pushing Enda Kenny who is a pure federalist from a party that was one of the founders of the federalist EPP. If my senses do not deceive me I would say Cameron’s Tories are a wolf in sheep’s clothing in the ED group. Their flat reversal of promises and now refusal to give the British people the referendum on EU membership only goes to highlight this deceit.
Rewarding Enda for breaking the only nation that had the sovereign referendum power to stop the EU federal project in it’s tracks would not be a surprise and would fit very nicely into the puzzle that has been forming recently around the reshuffle and the probable big promotion of Simon Coveney after his meeting in Copenhagen. We could well see that Coveney/Veradkar ticket co-opted in for the outgoing Kenny/O’Reilly stub when they get on the plane to Brussels.