So in today's Mail on Sunday we get the following to appease the Tory Europlastics.:
A vote on Europe? Needless to say the piece confirms that the opposite will be true. I'm not going to bother to fisk the piece - it's effectively the same ol' Tory Europlastic policy-by-numbers; a discussion on a referendum, a vote that won't be binding for the government and a government that has insisted that it won't hold an 'in or out' anyway. As confirmed by this piece in the Observer:
Hague's comments have just been verified by Cameron on the Andrew Marr show this morning; who argued against such a referendum by saying that he "knew what the British people wanted and that was to stay in the EU". The arrogance of his assertions are astonishing although come as hardly a surprise.
So the Tory posturing continues. But events have far overtaken their silly little outbursts. A dose of reality which is in today's Times (£):
The possibility of a second banking crisis looms large as France and Belgium battle to save continental lender Dexia and fears grow of a delay to the next bailout payment for Greece.By the time Parliament gets round to their 'debate', the whole edifice of the Euro, and possibly the EU could've collapsed. The Tories really are irrelevant.