The BBC radio news at five o' clock this evening: "Just after lunch, the mood shifted … Things are looking good, said a British official. If all goes well, a deal will be reached by midnight." By the six o'clock news, it was "...the crunch will come soon".
And what did we say?
The "colleagues" will agree a theatrical "deal" either today or tomorrow, and you can be assured that it will be presented by Blair as a "triumph" for Britain. Then the media will pack its bags and go home and "Europe" will drop off the agenda.Well on course, I would say. Now the "big sell" starts, to convince the spoon-feeders that we don't need a referendum.
It's all so predictable, he said wearily. And they fall for it every time.
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