“It’s very kind of Mr Sarkozy to offer the UK a new Treaty, after he gets elected, and after he has done a deal with whoever gets elected in Germany, but he really is having a laugh. This is a promise on the never never that is risible in the extreme. It may be the habit of the French to ignore their own citizens when they vote against the European Union, but it is not the habit of the United Kingdom.

Thanks Nicolas, but I think you should concentrate on matters closer to home such as your immigration crisis and your faltering economy, before offering sugar-coated, intangible petit-fours to the UK.”