When Francois Hollande, French President, and Angela Merkel, German Federal Chancellor, were celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Franco-German friendship treaty, aka Élysée Treaty, in a joint session of the French "Assemblée Nationale" and the German "Bundestag" at the Reichstag-building in Berlin last Tuesday, David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, fired heavy anti-EU artillery from London by making domestic and international headlines about a possible British EU-exit, coined as "Brixit", in the next years to come by referendum if British voters will give him the helm back for a single conservative government without Nick Clegg's LibDems after successful national elections for the British Lower House of Parliament due by spring 2015.
Conservative British 'eurosceptics' who haven't wanted the deepening and extending of EU's power over national sovereignty of the single member states since Margeret Thatcher got OK'ed an upper ceiling for UK contributions to EU's budget have gotten thrust and momentum by Cameron's stance.
While celebrating Franco-German friendship with Bollinger Champagne and behind Cameron's back, Merkel and Holland agreed on a stock exchange taxing scheme, to be levied as "transaction tax" for all EU stock-markets. This money is intended to flush speculation money into Brussel's coffers for re-distribution.
London is Europe's main financial hub, and its stock exchange turnover cannot be matched by any other EU location, neither by Frankfurt nor Paris.
The Brits are not going to swallow this poison pill the Franco-German "axis" has been trying to prescribe them for some time to alleviate the financial burden of the EU's net-contributors and assisting Euro countries in financial and economic trouble, like Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and, on the verge of immediate bankruptcy, the Mediterranean Isle of Cyprus.
The British eurosceptics, vastly supported by very critical British press and media outside "BBC", rather see the EU as economic free trade area than as political super-state where national states' rights have to be surrendered on large scale and substituted by regulations of the EU parliament or EU Commission.
Merkel and Hollande will likely be pushing Cameron to publicly acknowledge the validity of the series of EU treaties signed and ratified by British parliament, thus denying and rejecting EU-wide re-negotiations on them by the message "forget it - David, signed Angela and Francois".
The outrage about Cameron's "Brixit" thoughts will likely start a war of words.
But, declaring the EU as sacrosanct and "Brixit" a heresy cannot work either. Well known EU's institutional democracy deficits may also quickly lead to terms already publicly mentioned, like "socialist superstate" or "EUSSR".
Very true, this remark of David Cameron's:
"Great Britain is approaching the EU question in a 'practical' not emotional way, (...) That would do us all some good."