Fraser Nelson

Dave’s EU opportunity

Dave's EU opportunity
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Lucky David Cameron. His chance to repatriate powers from the EU will come sooner than he thought. Now the latest EU summit is over, it looks as if there will indeed be change to the Lisbon Treaty — the very document that the Prime Minister and William Hague promised Britain a referendum on. Last night, Herman Van Rompuy said that EU leaders had promised to "explore the possibility of limited change" in the weekend talks. Germany since confirmed that provisions for "limited treaty change" were included in the conclusions. We all know what that means. Indeed, here are the Prime Minister’s words:

"Treaty change can only happen if it is agreed by all the 27 member states of the European Union. Any treaty change is an opportunity for Britain to advance our national interest."