...no wonder Cameron is "softening". He has no option, because he has no power.
But he has power, if he wants to use it - or can be embarassed enough to use it. He can call a referendum about the ever-growing cost of the EU to Britain. And almost 100% certainly the British people would say "No!" But will he? Not if he can help it.
So perhaps Cameron's should be helped
to help it! Unless the 40 - 50 euro-sceptics among the Tory MPs are as weak & appeasing as he is. All they have to do to force his hand is to start talking publically
about what his options are. And then his treacherous cover will be blown. Not cover before the irrelevant Lib-Dem coalition partners, who he can out-manoevre any day of the weak - but before the voters. His main weakness is his long patient effort to become PM (a position for himself that he is understandably desparate to protect), so if the public are aware enough of his EU money back-sliding their continued acceptance of him as PM will disintegrate. That's where the euro-sceptic Tory MPs, & sympathetic journalists, should attack. And now!Watchet