"A looser-knit EU that is not driven by out-of-date, anti-democratic dreams of federalism would, we suspect, find wide acceptance among the voters of Europe ... ". After all these years, is this really the best he can do? He hasn't moved an inch from the Duff Cooper nostrum of July 1940.
And Farage thinks it's clever? No wonder we are in such a mess.
Then we see Brogan is also having a look at the shambles. This really is chickens coming home to roost. Cameron has been trying to blind-side us with his talk of repatriating powers and now, with the agency workers directive, he is having to put his money where his mouth is.
But he, like the rest of the sad Tory crew, are the classic "all talk and no trousers". None of them – any more than UKIP – have ever given any serious thought to how they deal with this situation, and what the next move is. Now they have been caught out, all the so-called "eurosceptics" can do is offer us the same dismal flatulence they have been pouring out for years.
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