UKIP MEP defector Marta Andreasen's praise of David Cameron's "game changing" keynote address on Britain's role in the EU appears to contradict statements she previously made about the Prime Minister's "naive" speech.
Following her defection to the Conservatives, Mrs Andreasen commended Mr Cameron after he "promised to turn around the European freight train, which is currently heading towards a deeper federal Europe with no options for Britain."
Yet the Oxford Mail quoted quite a different response from her last month, with her telling the newspaper:
He made a great speech but he obviously doesn’t know Brussels. Mr Cameron fundamentally fails to understand the federal EU freight train.
Whilst flexibility sounds great and was probably dreamed up by the Prime Minister whilst sitting in his slippers in Chequers, there is a different reality in Brussels.
I can assure the Prime Minister that there is no such thing as flexibility when it comes to the EU’s objective: a deeper federal Europe where member states’ sovereignty becomes an anachronism.
His speech therefore was naive. The train is on a one-way track.
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