In response to comments by the European Council president Donald Tusk that EU treaty change is “close to mission impossible,” UKIP leader Nigel Farage today said:“David Cameron must come clean with the British people and tell them honestly that EU Treaty negotiation is not going to happen as the EU leaders have made it clear that they will not have it. “EU bigwigs Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk have all said there will be no changes on EU free movement or EU treaty change.
This heightens the need for UKIP’s demand for an early referendum as clearly re-negotiation is futile.
“Treaty change depends on the agreement of 28 member states, many of whom have no appetite for change, making Cameron’s talk of renegotiation on any issue of substance a non-starter.”
European Council president Donald Tusk is reported to have told the Guardian: “My intuition is that [EU] treaty change is close to mission impossible today because it's not only about rationality, about good argument.”
“We need unanimity between 28 member states, in the European parliament, in 28 national parliaments in the process of ratification. To say that it is a Pandora's Box is too little.”