William Rees-Mogg calmly summarises where we now stand with the EU in this morning's Times.
It has been a pan-European conspiracy involving the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, Lord Mandelson, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. These people share responsibility for the drafting, re-drafting and re-naming of the treaty. They worked together to prevent Britain having the promised referendum, knowing that the British would vote “No”.Hints emerging this morning suggest that the Czechs won't hold, and within weeks the cultists will declare a new European State. This depresses me beyond measure. I love Europe and loathe the EU. There is nothing in the EU worth the loss of British sovereignty - a sovereignty we have fought a thousand years to defend, for which generations of British men have shed their blood.
If our absorption into this EU State had been decided democratically by a clear majority of the British people, I would learn to live with it; I would argue the rightness of it, but would accept its legitimacy. As it is, the traitors within have worked to prevent our having a voice. I will therefore never accept the suzerainty of Brussels. Never.
Now is the time when all true British men must ask themselves what is their nation worth - and ask whether we have the courage and tenacity of our fathers in defending our nation from the depredations of an alien suzerain.
Renegotiation is no longer enough. The debate must now move to our complete withdrawal from the structures of the EU.