“So what was it?” demanded Sam. “What made you use the veto? Was is the fear of having to hold a referendum and splitting the fragile Coalition?”Or perhaps not ...
Dave lowered his voice. “Do you remember what happened to Chamberlain when he went weak on Europe?”
“The Second World War?”
“Worse. His long-term rival from the Right of the party took over.”
“Oh, I see,” said Sam. “Boris was right: you have played a blinder.”
11 December 2011
Don't mock! The Telegraph may not be far from the truth: