It is one thing for David Cameron to say, as he said at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, that it is “in our interests” to remain in the EU. Would he, I wonder, say it was in our interests to be part of a greater Germany?
The way things are going, they might soon amount to the same thing. Angela Merkel declared last Monday that Europe is in its most dangerous predicament “since the Second World War”. The solution, as she said, is “more Europe, not less”.
In other words the ambitions of Germany are made plain: what is being envisaged in Mrs Angela Merkel’s mind is a unified Europe, a superstate, in which the most powerful, and therefore dominating, nation would be Germany.