On Europe Cameron's not in control of the agenda or even his party - Alexander

14 January 2013

Douglas AlexanderDouglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to David Cameron’s comments on Today this morning, said:

"David Cameron's comments this morning again raised more questions than they answered. On Europe he's not in control of the agenda or even his party. The gap between his back benchers and our EU partners remains un-bridgeable.
 
"It's little wonder that British business leaders like Richard Branson and Martin Sorrell, together with the Americans, the Germans and the Austrians, have all warned in the last week of the dangers of the UK sleepwalking towards exit from Europe.
 
"At a time when the priority should be jobs and growth, the Prime Minister sadly seems willing to put vital UK investment at risk for the sake of trying to keep his party united."