Wednesday 22 June 2016

Jean-Claude Juncker says the UK will get no more changes to how the EU works

The unelected president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has announced that there will be no further renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the EU if we vote to stay in.
The British policy makers and British voters have to know that there will not be any kind of renegotiation.

We have concluded a deal with the prime minister, he got the maximum he could receive, we gave the maximum we could give.

So there will be no kind of renegotiation, nor on the agreement we found in February, nor as far as any kind of treaty negotiations are concerned.
David Cameron is still telling the public that voting to stay in the EU will give him a mandate to keep on negotiating with the EU, making references to the things he said he was going to make them agree to but didn't. This statement from Jean-Claude Juncker nips that neatly in the bud. There will be no more change other than what has been agreed in the illegal, non-binding memorandum that was published back in February and no treaty change to make it legal and binding.