Judging by this report, Gordon Brown, Britain’s economically illiterate Chancellor of the Exchequer, has chosen this moment to sound an intriguingly euroskeptical note. Doubtless this is designed to aid him in his relentless (if furtive) campaign to unseat Tony Blair, but it’s encouraging nonetheless. The same report notes that the former Tory PM, John Major, has written a letter calling for a referendum on the EU’s draft ‘constitution’. Major is right, but who cares? This is the idiot that signed up Britain for the Maastricht treaty in the first place.
All we need from him is silence.