The EU Renegotiation: 'Full of Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing'

Bernard wrote for the Huffington Post today on the subject of the UK's renegotiation of its terms of membership with the EU.

Just before the election, the prime minister promised the House of Commons that he would "reform the EU and fundamentally change our relationship with it." The draft agreement published yesterday is a million miles from his promise. It reasserts the primacy of the EU, proposes only minor changes to what the UK is allowed to do to stop EU migrants claiming benefits, and sets out the same old failed aspirations on the future competitiveness of Europe.