Jeremy Warner on the drive for Britain to separate from the EU:
…Yet getting out entirely doesn’t strike me as either a wise or necessary approach to the developing standoff in relations…..Jacques Delors, who whatever you might think of him remains one of the few leaders of any authority and vision to have emerged from the European quagmire, has suggested a possible way out for Britain – a sort of amicable divorce, but with extensive child visiting rights. He’s called it “privileged partnership”, with apparent access to the single market and some say in its operation. For some eurosceptics, this will not be sufficient, for it would require agreement to the four freedoms: free movement of goods, services, labour and capital…..Yet from a purely economic perspective, this looks like a good and workable solution. For the rest of Europe, the single currency is driving a process of integration which must ultimately require some form of fiscal and political union. It’s still a long way off, but it is coming, and inevitably, it places Britain in a completely different, non participant role…..