It is simply a fantasy to believe that Britain will be able to drive the direction of Europe and reshape it in its own image. It is also an illusion to think that the big powers of continental Europe, Germany and France, together with the intractable European Commission, will accommodate British interests. [...]
Unfortunately, Mr. Cameron remains in denial about the prospects for transforming the EU and advancing British interests within it. Britain’s future as a free and great nation rests upon its ability to frame its own laws, shape its own foreign, defence, economic and trade policies, and to decide its own destiny. All of this is threatened by the European Project, which is heading only towards the goal of ever closer union, regardless of the cost to individual liberty, national sovereignty and economic prosperity. As Margaret Thatcher once put it, “that such an unnecessary and irrational project as building a European superstate was ever embarked upon will seem in future years to be perhaps the greatest folly of the modern era.” Wise advice from the Iron Lady, words that the prime minister should heed.