Austrian EU Commissioner Hahn Blames British PM Cameron for Opening Doors to Ukip

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 31, 2014; 12:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Hahn argues, that David Cameron is to blame for his own defeat at the hands of the eurosceptic UKIP at the European elections.

European Commissioner for Regional Policy / Picture: © Flickr / Friends of Europe

In an interview with the Financial Times, Johannes Hahn, the Austrian regional policy commissioner, said the British prime minister’s eurosceptic rhetoric had opened the door for Ukip, which advocates leaving the EU, to come top of the UK ballot.

According to the FT, Mr. Hahn said: “The problem started years ago when this kind of rhetoric was first pushed. Of course, it…