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.
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.