I have always felt that they would always want full political integration, which would mean the end of the individual nation state. However, I always thought that each country would still need to be identified as a Country
for the sake of it's sports fan, especially the soccer fans. I could never believe that they could dispense with the 30-odd European Soccer teams, they would still have to have Country
teams, and therefore they would never achieve full on integration. Imagine a world cup series with just a single European team, yes it would win, but how boring to not have England, Germany, Spain, France, Italy etc etc.
I agree with some of the comments in Bookers column, Many others believe that the Eurocrats will still try and make this into the perfect storm and still try to go on with political integration.
Imagine a 2 tier Euro, the lackadaisical southerners with their wax-works Euro, and the industrial northerners with their iron-works euro.
Would it be a perfect storm to persuade Cameron it was time to join the industrious iron-works euro now that the feckless southerners were gone?