As I blogged ten days ago, there is simply not enough meat on offer from Cameron to make an EU reform deal worth considering. 'Thin gruel' indeed, as JR-M had it yesterday. No control of our borders, no return of sovereignty, and Spanish factory trawlers all around our waters. The Poles clearly object to our restricting child benefit payments from the UK to Poland and the Germans fear having to bear the additional burden of our current £10bn a year-odd contribution.
And even Cameron is being forced to honesty over the real costs and benefits of immigration; national GDP may increase but per capita GDP does not. And for every delightful French graduate in London spending their salary and paying tax into the economy there are two elderly and chronically sick Romanians taking it out.
Now we have to watch for the covert and insidious campaign of disinformation and propaganda from the EU; we must be ready to challenge any and all 'front' organisations funded by the Brussels Euro, including the risible Confederation of UK-based Global Corporates (CBI) who pretend to represent British business.
Bring it on.
Just a reminder that the Yorkshire trial of men charged with paedophile rape of a Yorkshire schoolgirl is under way and all comment until the jury returns its verdicts,other than a bare statement of facts, is sub judice.
Yasser Kabir, 25, from Keighley, denies four allegations of rape while Tauqeer Hussain, 23, and Nazir Khan, 23, also both Keighley, deny three allegations of rape. Israr Ali, 19; Mohammed Sardar, 19; Saqib Younis, 29; Sufyan Ziarab, 22; Zain Ali, 20, and Faisal Khan, 27 - who are all from Keighley - all deny two allegations of rape. Bilal Ziarab, 21, from Bradford, denies the same charges. Rohail Iqbal, 22; Rohail Hussain, 18, and a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons,deny one allegation of rape. Taxi driver Mohamed Akram, 62, denies a charge of sexual activity with a child under 16. They are all from Keighley.