Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has warned Mr Cameron that unless he accepts unconditional changes to the Lisbon Treaty a split will take place, leaving Britain isolated and in a voting minority within the EU.
\”She explicitly told Cameron that if there was no treaty change at the level of the 27 EU members then others will peel off, which is not what she wants,\” a senior EU diplomat told The Daily Telegraph.
The correct response is \”Bye-bye, have fun now!\”.
The bluff is, either you do what we want and sign up to help pay for it or we\’ll do what we want and we\’ll pay for it ourselves.
Which isn\’t all that much of a bluff really.