‘ David Cameron Says if EU is Not in Britain’s Interest I Would Not Argue to Stay ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRITAIN – September 30 – Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain’s departure from the European Union would not leave him heartbroken, emphasizing that he feels “1,000 times more strongly about the UK than the EU.”

' The EU is “not working properly” for Britons at present, according to PM David Cameron. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor) '

‘ The EU is “not working properly” for Britons at present, according to PM David Cameron. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor)

Speaking on the BBC’s Today program, the PM said the union is “not working properly” for the British populace at present. Cameron suggested that the best solution for Britain is to secure a “reformed position in the EU,” because the British state is ultimately a trading nation. The Tory leader argued that the UK government does not just want access to EU markets, but also wishes to retain leverage over trade regulations that underpin those markets.

The state’s future membership of the EU is a “matter of important pragmatism,” Cameron said, rather than one of possible heartbreak – a phrase he issued prior to the Scottish independence referendum. While he acknowledged it “is going to be tough” to renegotiate the UK’s standing on the European stage, he said he was confident he would be successful in doing so.

Cameron emphasized that the widespread dissatisfaction across Europe – stemming from the manner in which the euro is driving integration throughout the region – would give Britain extra leverage in negotiating its EU membership status.

The PM’s efforts to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership terms drew extra support in May, following rising dissent against Brussels that surfaced during the European elections.

Cameron’s comments were issued just one day after John Redwood, a Conservative former cabinet minister, warned that high-ranking corporate executives who publicly back Britain’s EU membership will face a “very dear economic and financial price.”

Redwood, a prominent figure within the Conservative Party’s eurosceptic wing, warned UK-based firms to “keep out” of the debate, insisting they should beware of meddling in politics.

Speaking at a fringe gathering, Redwood suggested that eurosceptics would seek to destabilize pro-EU executives.

Redwood, a prominent figure within the Conservative Party’s eurosceptic wing, has warned UK-based firms to "keep out” of Britain's EU membership debate. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor)

Redwood, a prominent figure within the Conservative Party’s eurosceptic wing, has warned UK-based firms to “keep out” of Britain’s EU membership debate. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor)

“[We] will then make life difficult for them by making sure that their customers, their employees and their shareholders who disagree with them – and there will be a lot who disagree with them – will be expressing their views very forcefully and will be destabilizing their corporate governance,” he said.

Reflecting on his hawkish eurosceptic comments, Labour MP Barry Sheerman said that Redwood had “finally flipped.”

Katja Hall, deputy director-general of Britain’s most prolific business lobby CBI, also criticized Redwood’s comments.

“On an issue of such great importance to the UK’s economic future, business has both the right and duty to be involved in the debate. The vast majority of businesses are clear that Britain’s continued membership of a reformed EU is in the country’s interest,” she told RT.

Cameron has recently faced increasing pressure to harden his stance on Europe in the wake of a series of defections by eurosceptic Tories and Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party. The defectors collectively suggested the prime minister would be unlikely to retain his promise to hold an EU membership referendum in Britain in 2017, should the Tories manage to cling to their position of power in the aftermath of Britain’s upcoming general election.

Cameron indicated on Sunday that he has not entirely ruled out Britain’s departure from the EU. “If I thought that it was not in Britain’s interests to be in the European Union, I would not argue for us to be in it,” Cameron told BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show.

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NATO: ' David Cameron Speaks at North Atlantic Council – Video '

#AceNewsServices – NATO – September 05 – Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the North Atlantic Council meeting on the future of NATO and the need to adapt to face new threats.

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When NATO last met here in the UK in 1990, many would have hoped that its core aim would soon have been fulfilled. After the long years of the Cold War, the vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace seemed within our grasp. Yet today the protection and security that NATO provides is as vital to our future as it has ever been in our past.

We face new and evolving dangers. To the East, Russia is ripping up the rulebook with its annexation of Crimea and its troops on sovereign soil in Ukraine. To the South, an arc of instability bends from North Africa to the Middle East.

Last night we discussed the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in Iraq and Syria.

So our message is clear. We are united in our condemnation of these barbaric and despicable acts. They should be very clear, these terrorists: their threats will only harden our resolve to stand up for our values and to defeat them.

To do so – and to deal with all the threats we face – our great alliance must now evolve and refocus on the new capabilities that we need to keep our people safe. And I hope that in these sessions today we can agree the changes that are needed. For me there are 3.

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BRITAIN: ' British Born Fighters For Islamic State Maybe Prohibited From Returning to the UK'

#AceBreakingNews – BRITAIN (London) – August 31 – British-born fighters for the Islamic State may be temporarily prohibited from returning to the UK, media reports. Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce the government’s plans on countering possible jihadist attacks in Britain in a statement Monday.

According to the BBC, Britons suspected of being involved in terrorist acts would be allowed to keep their British citizenship, but would not be allowed to re-enter the country for some time.

Earlier in the week, the UK’s terror threat level was raised from "substantial" to "severe" over events in Iraq and Syria.

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' David Cameron Conference Call with Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande Over Malaysian MH17 Crash Site '

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – July 20 – The Prime Minister has spoken to Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande this morning.

Both calls focused on 2 important issues: access to the crash site; and the EU’s approach to Russia given all the evidence suggests the missile was launched by pro-Russian separatists.

All 3 leaders agreed that the immediate priority is to secure access to the crash site and to ensure that specialist teams are able to recover the victims and return them home. They agreed President Putin has an important role to play by persuading the separatists to grant access and to work with the international community to ensure that all that needs to be done can be done as soon as possible.

They also agreed that the EU must reconsider its approach to Russia and that foreign ministers should be ready to impose further sanctions on Russia when they meet on Tuesday.

The Foreign Secretary will chair a further cross-Whitehall meeting on the MH17 disaster at 1pm today.

The Prime Minister is due to speak to President Putin early this evening.

The Prime Minister has chaired an emergency meeting on flight MH17 and had several discussions with other leaders.

British nationals who are concerned a friend or relative may be involved in the flight MH17 disaster should contact the Foreign Office on 020 7008 1500.

PM Discussion

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Obama talks about Scottish Independence, but can’t help his own people !

Really annoyed at this one today, Obama met with UK leader and Eton boy David Cameron and Obama HAD to have a say on Scottish Independence. Well I ask, did he? I mean this was a PR stunt of the highest order. Should Scotland leave the UK, there will still be England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Union, in reality American would have a new friend in a free Scotland

Coming from a man who stands back and watches hundreds of his own people die every day due to no Health Care and spends more on Islam than he does on his own people, I think this is a slap in the face to each and every American who actually cares about Scotland leaving the Union/UK, and I am guessing these numbers would be very low. For Obama to stand and say these things slaps in the face of Scotland also. Who is he to tell us what we can or can’t vote. I think speaking to many Scottish people this evening many are very annoyed at Obama having the cheek to even remark on this issue and his remarks were so far from the truth it is untrue, many in the World will lap his words up but up here in Scotland we all laughed and shook our heads at a disaster of a PR by David Cameron

What gives Obama the right to dictate to anyone. He can’t run his own Country properly. If I could send one message to Obama it would be “No matter what happens Mr President, you will still have the UK as a partner” He had no right to stick his mouth into any debate. I am not angry at this I am fuming! I am mad! This was David Cameron asking Obama to help his cause for a NO Vote on September 18th.

Thankfully the people of Scotland are FAR more clever than this propaganda and have as I though we would laughed this stupid stunt off. It was rediculous, ill timed, not right and since when does Obama have a say on these matter? Again, NO MATTER the outcome, the UK will still exist. This is media crap and I urge every Scottish person to ignore it and laugh at it for exactly what it is. A stupid remark rehearsed in advance on a people who have a bigger IQ than Obama does. Scotland won’t fall for this propaganda rubbish

Shaun

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` Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams Calls Britain a Post-Christian Country ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRITAIN – April – Britain is now a “post-Christian” country, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Lord Williams said Britain was not a nation of believers and that the era of widespread worship was over.

It comes after Prime Minister David Cameron said people in Britain should be confident of its status as “a Christian country”.

Deputy PM Nick Clegg said the Church and state should be separated.

Writing in the Church Times, Mr Cameron said Christians made a difference to people’s lives and should be more evangelical about it.

This prompted a group of 50 public figures to write a letter insisting that the UK was “a non-religious” and “plural” society and that to claim otherwise fostered “alienation and division”.

(Telegraph) April 26 – Britain is now a “post-Christian” country, the former archbishop of Canterbury has declared, as research suggests that the majority of Anglicans and Roman Catholics now feel afraid to express their beliefs.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Lord Williams of Oystermouth says Britain is no longer “a nation of believers” and that a further decline in the sway of the Church is likely in the years ahead.

While the country is not populated exclusively by atheists, the former archbishop warns that the era of regular and widespread worship is over.

In writing in the (Telegraph) on April 20 – SIR – We respect the Prime Minister’s right to his religious beliefs and the fact that they necessarily affect his own life as a politician. However, we object to his characterisation of Britain as a “Christian country” and the negative consequences for politics and society that this engenders.

Apart from in the narrow constitutional sense that we continue to have an established Church, Britain is not a “Christian country”.

Repeated surveys, polls and studies show that most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities.

Ace Related News:
1. April 27 – BBC News – http://tinyurl.com/kqkjhp3
2. April 26 – Telegraph – http://tinyurl.com/k9llrgg
3 April 20 – Telegraph – http://tinyurl.com/mustt8g

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` Pope Francis Delivers Passionate Plea for Peace in his First Easter Sunday Message ‘

#AceWorldNews – ROME – April 20 – Pope Francis has delivered a passionate plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message since being elected.

Francis used his “Urbi et Orbi” address to call for peace in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and across the globe.


“Urbi et Orbi

He singled out “dear Syria”, saying: “How much blood has been shed! And how much suffering must there still be before a political solution is found?”

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar and pilgrims have attended church across the world.

In Iraq, Catholics flocked to churches amid tight security. Some 200 worshippers celebrated Mass at St Joseph Chaldean Church in Baghdad

In South Africa, many congregations included ailing former President Nelson Mandela in their prayers
In a message for Easter.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron praised the “incredible role” played by Christian churches and organisations in Britain and around the globe.

Vatican – BBC – News Services Worldwide

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` Putin told Cameron and Merkel `Crimea’s ‘ legitimate authorities are acting in compliance with International Law’

#AceWorldNews says the legitimate authorities in Crimea are taking steps which are in compliance with international law with an aim to ensure the lawful interests of Crimea’s population, Russian President Vladimir Putin told British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone on Sunday.

“The Russian president also called his interlocutors’ attention to the fact that the current authorities in Kiev were doing nothing to curb the rampage of ultra-nationalist and radical forces in the Ukrainian capital and in many other regions,” the Kremlin press service reports.

The complicated socio-political situation in Ukraine and a referendum on Crimea’s future status slated for March 16 were central to Sunday’s telephone talks.

Reuters – Tass – Russian News Source’s

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` British Government Ministers will stay away from `Paralympics ‘ in Sochi’

#AceWorldNews says that British government ministers will stay away from the Paralympic Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi due to the situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday.

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#UK : “Cameron warns `Scotland Breakaway’ would Imperil UK Stability”

#AceWorldNews says Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that Britain’s stability and foreign direct investment would be at risk if Scotland votes to leave the UK in a referendum later this year, Reuters reported.

“We are quite simply stronger as a bigger entity as an open economy of 63 million people with the oldest and most successful single market in the world,” Cameron said. He was speaking in London in a speech urging Scotland to remain part of the UK.
“Last year, we were the top destination for foreign direct investment in Europe,” he said. “That is a stamp of approval on our stability.”

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” UK Government Heralds WTO Export Deal – But All That Money Will Do Very Little For the UK Economy”

END WTO#AceNewsServices says a landmark global trade deal, which will boost the UK economy by more than £1bn a year was heralded by Prime Minister David Cameron today.

Sounds great and almost too good to be true but of course behind every headline is a real truth wanting to get out, well this deal is no different. The companies that benefit from the £1 billion trade deal will be the some of the 100 that have duly supported all the austerity measures so far, with more to come. Well you have to pay for the 134 hangers-on that visited China, the word paternalism comes to mind in this case. The real truth about this deal is those that need it most will not even get a sniff, and those that need it least will benefit to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds!

The emphasis will be on jobs and of course we all want full-time employment, or wage slaves willing as l have found out to work for less than the minimum wage, just for the fear of losing their benefits. The cost of these jobs to the “British People” apart from their self-respect well short-term contracts for long-term gain for the companies that benefit.

Well as long as the economy benefits it would seem a good deal, but truth as l have said is stranger than fiction and exports for companies who can afford it, such as Ford, Jaguar and JCB means massive profits. These massive profits though will not benefit the UK to the tune of £1.00 ,as all these companies have offshore domains and bank accounts to match. So all their profits will not come back into the UK ,but be held offshore until one day they need to fund another “Trade Deal” and can look like they are re-investing into the “British Economy” with one hand and taking it out with the other.

 

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