London Mayor Boris Johnson said there is a “glorious” future for Britain outside the 28-nation trading bloc. He is indicating the new emerging economic super powers India and China…writes Asian lite, Best newspaper for British Asians
London Mayor Boris Johnson took a tough stand on EU and signalled he may lead the ‘No’ campaign in the forthcoming EU referendum.
Mr Johnson, the newly-elected MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, said there is a “glorious” future outside the 28-nation trading bloc. He is indicating the new emerging economic super powers India and China.
He warned Prime Minister David Cameron that he must be prepared to ‘walk away’ from Europe if he fails to get a good deal for Britain.
“Conservative MPs would not accept a cosmetic renegotiation of Britain’s membership of the EU,” he said in his Commons speech for seven years.
Sparking a huge laugh in the House, Mr Johnson wished the Prime Minister luck on his ‘pan-European schmoozathon’.
“I believe his efforts will be crowned with success but I remind him… that if you are going to go into a difficult international negotiation of this kind, then you have to be prepared to walk away if you don’t get the result that you want,” Mr Johnson said. “If we don’t get the deal, either in the interests of this country or Europe, then we should be prepared to strike out and forge an alternative future that could be just as glorious and just as prosperous.”
He said that, with Britain expected to become the largest economy in Europe at some point over the next two decades, we would be able to use our muscle to make sure the EU was more in tune with our values.