I am constantly amazed by the equivocation of people who really should understand the importance of being able to dismiss a government at the ballot box.

I love Europe. I want deeper, freer relations among European people — all people for that matter — but I am not prepared to surrender democratic control of power in order to install a government which plans to force what could happen naturally. And yet here is Daniel Finkelstein’s view:

Second, they risk looking unreasonable and obsessive about Europe. While resisting the treaty before ratification was completely correct, resisting it after ratification risks Cameron’s image as a moderate person, fit to govern, someone who gets things in proportion.

Read more at Comment Central – Times Online – WBLG: What the Conservatives should do about Europe.

At this point, all we can do is hope that either the Irish vote no or that the Cameron team has a good answer up its sleeve. Otherwise, we may find ourselves locked into a failed and failing superstate.

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