Will the Pawl hold?
Angry people across the EU are discovering the fine print in all the treaties signed by their leaders, says Janet Daley.
One of the most frightening thoughts about Europe is that as the ratchet has been tightening there will only be one way for it to loosen. Not by gentle unwinding but by smashing the pawls.
(Pawl? You know your mechanics, its the finger that pushes or pulls and holds the gear wheel, which together with it makes up a ratchet....)