British Prime Minister David Cameron has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to “helping Turkey” join the European Union (EU), despite the most recent announcement of the liberalisation of visa processes between EU member states and 75-million strong, Islamist government-led nation.
Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, in answer to a question from arch-Europhile Kenneth Clarke MP, Mr Cameron said:
I can confirm to my Right Honourable Friend that the British government’s policy hasn’t changed and he’s absolutely right in what he says about the importance of helping Turkey [become an EU member state].
Eurosceptics reacted angrily to the comments which come just days after Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Turkish government in Ankara to pledge an extra €3bn in assistance for the country in order to persuade them to shut off illegal immigration routes into mainland Europe.
But Turkey has long harboured plans to shift a significant number of its Kurdish population into the European Union – a concern raised by one European Union official to Breitbart London earlier this week.
Mr. Clarke, who is known for his slavish views towards the European Union, is not just a fan of Britain’s continued membership of the European Union, but even the further integration into it. He is quoted as having once said: “I look forward to the day when the Westminster Parliament is just a council chamber in Europe.”