If Mr Cameron and William Hague are indeed to run up the white flag on Lisbon, why is the party so calm?
Could it be that the party has matured enough to know that ideological posturing doesn’t butter parsnips on polling day? Is it because a near 20 point lead is the best commander of loyalty? Have they learned the Labour trick of ignoring what the grass roots think? Or maybe they’ve stopped worrying about what the netroots are banging on about over in the CH comments section. Whatever the reason, we are about to see a significant Tory policy shift, and it’s quiet out there. Too quiet.Ah, but is that a "Too quiet" resulting from "pragmatism" defeating "principles"... or "too quiet" as in "the lull before the storm"?