Jose Barroso, an unelected official employed by the European Empire (and whose contract ends next year), made clear the Empire's stance in relation to Cameron's proposed re-negotiation of Britain's membership. Barroso said in effect that the Empire would rather continue without Britain than loosen the ties of servitude of its satrapy states.
Herr Von Rumpy
However, this may not be the collective view of the Governors of the Satrapies when they meet in the Empire Council. The body is nominally independent of the Imperial Commission but in practice is subservient to the rule of the Imperial officials. The Empire's stated aim of 'Ever closer union' is geared at the absolute erosion of any power exercised independently in the Satrapies and the concentration of the exercise of power in the unelected Imperial officials. UKIP Leader Nigel Farage agreed that any attempt by the UK to secure a fundamental renegotiation of the treaties was doomed. The Empire's Grand Vizier Herr Von Rumpy was unavailable for comment.