There were plenty of smiles and a sustained period of traditional ‘desk-banging’ for the PM at the end of the committee, but this wasn’t the Big Speech.Interestingly though Cameron said:
So he tried to cheer them with a promise that the Tories would go into the election with a genuine distinctive argument on Europe, and a genuinely eurosceptic offer."A genuine distinctive argument on Europe", given the man is a committed and passionate Europhile...I can't wait to see what great dollop of fudge he will pull out of the hat. The Spectator already allude to the farce that it will be (maybe without knowing it):
The big challenge for Cameron in this speech is for him to meet his party’s expectations without over-promising in a way that leaves him no wriggle room.The wriggle room will obviously be, trying to pull off the trick of pretending to repatriate powers while keeping the status quo if not more integration.
Sorry but I can't get into this 'desk-banging' nonsense when I'm being lied to. Perhaps it's just me?