Article by Paola Buonadonna
'Meanwhile David Cameron’s timid initial suggestion that cabinet ministers should perhaps, you know, support the Government’s stated aim and – once a satisfactory agreement has been deemed to have been reached, help it sell it to British people has already been blown out of the water. But not before former whip David Mitchell – a man painfully and personally acquainted with the meaning and consequence of the expression "blowing one’s lid off" had warned Cameron that failure to allow Ministers freedom of conscience on the EU questions could, you guessed it, "blow the lid off the Tory party."
If this is beginning to sound eerily familiar it’s because it is history repeating itself, with a generous extra dollop of hypocrisy. Ask poor John Major whether the current impasse doesn’t strike him as déjà vu all over again – he’ll probably bemoan that this time the "bastards" are on Twitter as well.
What these people fail to understand however, is that Tory civil wars on Europe, fascinating though they might be for those involved, are becoming rather boring for the population at large.'