Public Service Europe: Cameron's Speech Short on Substance

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 - 23:00

The British prime minister seems to want a ragbag shuffling of tasks rather than a radical new vision for Europe that is about true participation and decisions as close to people as possible – writes Pirate Party UK leader. 

The build up to David Cameron's statement on Europe, which Twitter has insisted on calling '#TheSpeech' has been like the place the European Union debate has in UK politics overall. A drawn out, tedious process and something that most people would rather avoid – but at the same time something that has been looming with a dreary inevitability.