Are we surrendering today or not - it would be nice to know.
Mr William Hague .. told the House of Commons in a debate yesterday that, "Tomorrow, the European Union's Heads of State and Government meet to try to negotiate a treaty of fundamental importance to the EU's future."
from the horse's (Mrs Beckett's) mouth, we find that today's summit is going to discuss "a draft intergovernmental conference mandate"...
Are the "colleagues" negotiating a treaty, or are they simply aiming to "agree a mandate" for a later intergovernmental conference at which a treaty will be negotiated?
....today's Daily Telegraph: "Mr Blair", it says, "is getting ready to sign up today or tomorrow to the bulk of the previous EU Constitution that was rejected by French and Dutch voters in national referendums two years ago, sources close to the negotiations allege."
The paper continues:
Sources close to the negotiations, which open formally when EU leaders arrive in Brussels today, have confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that Mr Blair will accept the loss of 52 vetoes in areas ranging from foreign policy to copyright protection.
Like I said, what do we know?