Britons are too ignorant about Europe to vote in a referendum on the subject, a top Brussels official claimed last night.
Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission, said the British debate about Europe was so ‘distorted’ that people could not make an ‘informed decision’ about whether or not to stay in the EU.
Mrs Reding – who boasted that 70 per cent of the UK’s laws are now made in Brussels – also rubbished David Cameron’s bid to curb immigration from Europe, saying it was incompatible with membership of the EU.
Err, yes, those are two of the things that actually drive various eurosceptics. Immigration and the fact that 70% of our laws are now made in Brussels.
So we seem to be rather well informed about the matter so can we leave yet?