Cameron supports Turkey’s EU bid

I was relieved when I read today that David Cameron supports Turkey’s EU membership application. Coming from Germany and having resided in Germany’s industrial area for a while and worked in a tool maker’s department of a large factory there as well, I am accustomed to Turkish guest workers or Gastarbeiters as being a substantive part of Germany’s workforce. The Turkish are to Germany what the Bengali’s are to Britain.

EU members should accept Turkey with open arms, they have a secular society and as such neutralise the religious emphasis on public life. Germany has adopted a similar attitude in their constitution, especially in education.

I think David Cameron is rather clever to side with Turkey and pave their way into the EU partnership because Turkey is a powerful block and important to have for us rather than against us.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Worden Report
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 23:35:43

    Cameron trying to dilute the EU by extending it beyond Europe? It would fit the euroskeptic agenda.


  2. Peter Reynolds
    Jul 27, 2010 @ 14:08:13

    Cameron has got this one absolutely right. Bully Israel has to be stood up to. Turkey should be welcomed into the EU with immigration controls


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