Opinion Europe's Scaredy-Cat

Fear drove David Cameron to promise Britain a referendum on EU membership. Fear of his party, fear of voters, and fear of the EU itself, which he neither fully understands nor has ever really been interested in. He wants Europe to be a free trade zone with beach access. He missed an opportunity on Wednesday to haul Britain back to the center of Europe.
Running scared? David Cameron giving his speech on Wednesday.

Running scared? David Cameron giving his speech on Wednesday.

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