British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain at Heston Airport on his return from Munich after meeting with Hitler. He is making his ‘peace for our time’ address. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images
Cameron would not be the first British Prime Minister to receive worthless promises from a German Kanzler
Will Cameron return with a worthless piece of paper
Cameron is feeling the heat.
Damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.
If he surrenders to Germany he will be gutted by the Tory Party.
If he stands firm for British interests little Clegg will stamp his feet and throw his dolls about.
If he honours long made promises and gives Britain a referendum on Europe Britain may be saved by Europe will burn.
If he uses a veto, he risks being blamed for the collapse of the Euro.
If he is prepared to accept the Franco German plan, the Euro looks set to crash and burn anyway with the Ratings Agencies already leading the way by threatening a downgrade of German and French credit to AA+ and the further down grading of other EuroZone members.
It may be that Merkel and Sarkozy are embraced in a dance of death but that doesn’t mean its good news for everyone else.