Amazing, isn't it? With the news that the Czech Constitutional Court will not strike down the Lisbon Treaty, the future of Europe now comes down to just one man. Only Vaclav Klaus stands in the way of full ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, and even he has previously indicated he would not stand in it's way should the Czech judges find in favour of allowing the Lisbon Treaty to stand.
So what are we to do? With Cameron set to announce he will not give the British people a referendum on a post-ratified treaty, we really are staring into the abyss. As a Conservative party member, I really have to say how disappointed I am with this announcement from my party's hierarchy, but not really surprised. As anyone who has researched the Lisbon Treaty will tell you, the effect of a no result in a referendum after the Lisbon Treaty has come into force would be a legal minefield that would consume the best part of at least the first term of an incoming Conservative government, and that is in nobody's interest.
The European question must be addressed, but I don't think it should be the main priority of any incoming Conservative administration. I know many of my fellow resistance members will not agree with me on this, and I imagine a fair few of you will be foaming at the mouth reading this. But I really don't see what more can be gained from continuing to pretend a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty will result in anything other than the Conservatives ending up as a one-term government, allowing Labour back in at the first attempt.
No, it's time to move on. Our priority now should be healing the seeping wounds Labour have left in our economy and our society. Europe must be addressed, but I see no reason for the Conservatives to pursue this any further at this time. Europe tore our party apart once before, allowing Labour to fill the vacuum and inflict 12 years of hurt on our country as a result. It's time for the Eurosceptics (and I count myself amongst them) to realise that allowing the Lisbon Treaty to dominate the agenda will only result in one thing at the next election - another five years of Labour. Now is that what you want? UKIP if you want to, I'm still voting blue.
UPDATE - Cameron has responded thus;