Our chance has come to refashion the EU, Cameron tells City
David Cameron last night described the EU as "out of touch" with reality, but insisted that Britain would be worse off if it left the 27-nation club.
In his annual foreign policy speech, the Prime Minister said the crisis in the eurozone offered an opportunity to "refashion" the EU. Describing himself as a sceptic, he attacked the union's "grand plans and utopian visions" and said: "For too long, the European Union has tried to make reality fit its institutions. But you can only succeed in the long run if the institutions fit the reality."
Mr Cameron told the Lord Mayor's Banquet in London that Britain would seek to win back some powers from Brussels. He said the EU projected an image of "alarm and crisis" to the rest of the world, and its arteries had been hardened by "pointless interference, rules and regulations that stifle growth, not unleash it".
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"Our chance has come to refashion the EU, Cameron tells City", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/our-chance-has-come-to-refashion-the-eu-cameron-tells-city