Gawain Towler, Calling England, posts brilliantly on the continuing 'fall-out' from Cameron's 'supposed victory' in Brussels today. In his last paragraph he illustrates the problem from which British politics suffers - namely that the Conservative Party - which presents itself as a 'Eurosceptic' party and whose Leader personally confirmed his status as a 'Eurosceptic' - still believes it can change the EU 'from within'.
"But when will this crowd of people, the Carswells the Hannans, the Cranmers finally realise that they will not get the freedom, the liberty, the self governance they so often talk about and so plainly believe in will never come through the party whose Rosettes they wear."
A further question is when will the Carswells and Hannans (and the self-appointed 'Archbishop') actually do something 'concrete' and, for example, present Cameron with some real opposition, even leaving the Conservative Party - that term being an oxymoron in itself - if necessary, in order to 'stand-up' for their constituents, which they profess to serve.
On Newsnight this evening, Michael Crick (who was 'put in his place' by Cameron at today's Brussels news conference) was reporting that of those 37 Conservative 'rebels', who voted recently against the Coalition in Parliament, are now saying "Well, Cameron 'got' all that could reasonably be expected". Been 'got at' by the Whips already?
Cameron may well believe he is a 'Major' player in the politics of the EU (think Maastricht) but it is plain to see that his is but the 'Office Manager' for the region known as the UK!