Angela Merkel on Britain leaving the EU.
Regional parties mitigate the threat of a single populist party winning national support.
The Lib Dems supported a referendum on EU withdrawal in their 2010 manifesto.
At the top of the party there are no real evangelicals for Europe any more.
The party is only third because of the collapse of others around it.
The Chancellor says that Labour's "unprincipled" behaviour over the EU budget was like that of the Tories under William Hague.
Tory rebels and Labour vote by 307 to 294 to support a real-terms cut in the EU budget.
The PM is inching towards a sceptical but engaged role in Europe. But his MPs won't be bought off.
To be pro-European is not to endorse each and every proposal of the Brussels apparat.