We’ve been here before, of course – in the run-up to Christmas.
It’s like a dance. Perhaps, in light of his proposed changes, we should start calling this the “In, out, shake-it-all-about referendum”?
Let us hope that he has established a pattern, and will keep being pushed back until he has no more room for manoeuvre and has to hold his referendum with none of his proposals agreed.
That will really put him in his place.
David Cameron has told an audience at Davos that he would walk away from a Brussels summit in February if an agreement can not be reached on the UK’s EU Referendum.
“I want to put that to people in a referendum and campaign to keep people in the European Union. If there’s a good deal, we’ll take it. But if there’s not a good deal, I’m not going to hurry, I can hold my referendum any time until 2017,” Cameron said.
The prime minister will meet with the European Council in February to discuss his proposals for Europe, including a four-year freeze on in-work benefits for EU migrants that has been met with resistance in Brussels.
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