Cameron's Cursed Speech Postponed Again; Why Bother? Passionate Plea to Exit; Nothing Better Than Something

From Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
January 18, 2013 - 1:32pm

All ears in the UK were tuned into an event that did not happen. Cameron prepared another wishy-washy speech, postponed yet again today, this time because of a hostage crisis in Algeria. Please consider the sad saga of Cameron’s cursed speech on Europe. The great Europe speech was initially meant to be given before Xmas. It was put off, amidst reports that there were still deep arguments about its contents. Monday January 21st was pencilled in, until somebody pointed out that this was the day of Obama’s inaugural address. How about January 22nd? No such luck: this would coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany. How could Cameron be so tactless? OK then – January 23rd. No again, that’s the day that the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos. Eventually the Cameron team settled on a day and a location: January 18th in Amsterdam. A F...

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