When one sees something like Cameron must stand his ground with the EU, done as an editorial by a major daily, then one despairs.
Just what would motivate a person to be so wide of the mark that he thinks that:
a. Cameron is any position to stand on any fast eroding ground and
b. The man is in any way interested in resisting the EU, except insofar as the broad rhetoric looks good in voters’ eyes?
If Cameron had any serious intention of standing up to the EU, he’d have given us the referendum and contrary to the position of certain senior libertarians who shall remain nameless, Cameron did not give that for two reasons:
a. He suspected the result would be according to all opinion polls conducted on the issue and
b. He is in thrall to the EU or if he’s not, the Kissingers around him – Clarke and Osborne, the Heaths of the modern day, are in a position to set him straight.
This has zero to do with getting out of the EU – it’s pretending to claw back powers, knowing full well that no one ever did that – see Roger Helmer’s speech please from the 2009 Tory Conference. Where did Cameron ever address subsidiarity?
So the learned stepping-in of the Telegraph editor is nothing more than a piece of either ignorance of the true state of affairs or else it’s part of the agenda.