The Prime Minister's European strategy relies on an act of persuasion that he has proved himself incapable of pulling off.
Ed Miliband should hold his nerve and resist demands to make his own hasty referendum pledge.
Miliband is making a strategic mistake by aligning the party with an EU political elite intent on exerting control over all 27 members states, regardless of the wishes of each electorate.
John Mann respectfully regrets that "a bill to call a referendum on reversing NHS privatisation was not included in the Gracious Speech".
After Gove and Hammond's interventions, the Prime Minister will find it harder to sit on the fence at his press conference with Obama today.
Labour for a Referendum, which has the support of 15 MPs, aims to force Miliband to commit to holding an in/out EU referendum after the next election.
Contrary to Nigel Lawson, the EU is not a monstrous bureaucracy, but the policy mix of austerity and reform is failing.
Mainstream politicians have responded to populists like George Galloway, Nigel Farage, Beppe Grillo, and Sarah Palin by burying their heads in the sand.
For centuries the Germans were at war with a shifting cast of hostile neighbours. Upheavals in the 19th century and two world wars brought about a settlement, but Germany today is both too strong and too weak to assume its rightful position in world politics.
The government's posturing is about little more than saying enough to keep the eurosceptics quiet.