- By David BoscoDavid Bosco, a Foreign Policy contributing editor and assistant professor at American University's School of International Service. He is at work on a book about the International Criminal Court's first decade.
The Guardian reports here on how policy toward the European Union is dividing David Cameron’s Tories and their coalition partner Liberal Democrats:
[Deputy prime minister] Nick Clegg has opened up a new front on the EU by launching one of his strongest attacks on David Cameron’s plan to use the eurozone crisis to repatriate powers to Britain….
Clegg made clear that coalition relations over the EU remained fragile when he dismissed the prime minister’s plans to use a future EU treaty revision to repatriate powers. The EU is expected to revise the Lisbon treaty, possibly after next year’s German elections, to provide a legal basis for new eurozone governance arrangements.
Cameron has said he would like to use the negotiations, in which Britain will have a veto, to repatriate some powers. These could be in the areas of social and employment laws.
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.| Passport |