In response to Kathy Gyngell: Deal or No Deal? The European Parliament is the final arbiter, amac wrote:
The idea that a British PM has to go grovelling all over Europe in order to change, what should be a UK policy over benefits, shows the extent to which Parliament has been neutered. Anyone who didn’t fully realise how ineffectual we have become can now see the EU unmasked and acting in a totally intransigent, unbending, dictatorial manner.
Why the polls are still close is a mystery, you’d have to be insane to want to be ruled by that lot.