Sunday, November 08, 2009

Another one at it

"Amid all the detailed argument about the Lisbon Treaty and referendums, it is easy to ignore a basic truth about Cameron's EU strategy and the trajectory upon which he is now set. This will be the first unequivocally Eurosceptic government of modern times."

So says Matthew d'Ancona in The Sunday Telegraph. Thus, following in the footsteps of Daniel Finkelstein and Benedict Brogan, he is the third prominent political commentator (to our knowledge) to mark Cameron's "modern" Conservatives as "eurosceptic".

However, all this does is illustrate - as we remarked in our piece on Brogan - that the political claque, living in exactly the same bubble as the politicians, is equally out of touch.

The remarkable thing is that d'Ancona, like his fellow travellers, almost certainly believes that Cameron is a eurosceptic. But, if they cannot distinguish between a europhile and a eurosceptic, they are not equipped to offer sensible comment on one of the most important political issues of our time.

Such men, who so fundamentally lack judgement and understanding, are part of our problem.