England Expects posts on the visa negotiations due to take place with Azerbaijan and ends:
".......the coalition government have accepted that there is nothing they can do about immigration from within the EU, but keep on banging on about how they can deal with Non-EU immigration. It just isn't true. If the EU decides to hand Visas over to country X or Y then there is nothing Cameron can do about it, bar stick his head in the sand and repeat the 'cutting non EU migration' mantra."
More importantly, the European Union have just published the draft conclusions prepared by the President of the European Council. Mention is made of the fact that the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) requires amending in order for a permanent crisis mechanism to be established by Member States of the euro area to safeguard the financial stability of the euro area as whole. It is worth noting the words in the words at the end of point 3:
"Member States whose currency is not the euro will be associated to this work."
If indeed we are to be 'associated' and that in accordance with Article 48 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) it is subject to ratification by the national parliaments of Member States, this will mean yet another loss of control over management of our national finances and must, surely, warrant a referendum?