Do people find sovereignty in a Parliament they regrettably take little interest in – or in actual power and the pound in their pocket: their job; their standard of living?
The Strathclyde proposals are welcome and further change should be gradualist.
Few leaders on the continental mainland have the understanding and the political will to take the measures that are needed to protect their citizens.
Having led the way in creating an anti-federalist European bloc, our party’s concerns are shared by parties across the continent. This can only help with renegotiation.
Recognising tensions as part of the Union’s future structure is the best way to overcome them.
China was famously said to be building a coal-fired power station every week. Now it is building an equivalent amount of clean energy generating capacity every week.
In 2005, the then 15 members of the European Union agreed to reach a 0.7 per cent aid target by 2015. Apart from us only four EU countries have actually delivered.
It would be more constraining, unfamiliar and undoubtedly messy. But it need not be as bad as some fear.