First, he rules out a referendum then, but a few hours later, No. 10 tells us that he misrepresented himself and he doesn't mean that at all! Oh, no!
Can it be long before the Conservatives knife their Dear Leader to save their
"Cicero, before the august Senate, pleaded his client's defence against confiscatory taxation, saying":
"we are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our incomes and our investments, on our land and on our property, not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of man, but for foreign nations, for complacent nations who will bow to us and accept our largesse and promise us to assist in the keeping of the peace - these mendicant nations who will destroy us when we show a moment of weakness or our treasury is bare. We are taxed to maintain legions on their soil, in the name of law and order and the Pax Romana, a document which will fall into dust when it pleases our allies and our vassals. We keep them in precarious balance only with our gold. Is the heart-blood of our nation worth these? Shall one Italian be sacrificed for Britain, for Gaul, for Egypt, for India, even for Greece, and a score of other nations? Were they bound to us with ties of love, they would not ask our gold. They would ask only our laws. They take our very flesh, and they hate and despise us. And who shall say we are worthy of more?"The ways of tyranny and empire-building are timeless - and history repeats itself just as surely as the memory is short and the mind, lazy.
The status quo on 'Europe', the cosy consensus, must be rejected outright by the electorate.
"Letting Labour / the Tories / the Lib Dems in" is scaremongering that has had its day: it doesn't matter which of Lib/Lab/Con you vote for, the EU wins.
My message to loyal Conservatives Labourites and Lib Dems is: vote UKIP at every opportunity and force Cameron's hand.
Doing so is not being disloyal to your party, it's being loyal to your country.