“If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.”
Kipling’s words have come to mind over the last fortnight. The Prime Minister has been battling with his European colleagues to secure reforms of the European Union that will enable him to recommend to the British public that we vote to remain in the EU.
To his friends and allies he is securing victory as one concession after another is secured from his unwilling fellow heads of government. For them he is triumphing. To his critics and foes these victories are hollow and the concessions worthless. They fear disaster if the UK misses this once in a lifetime opportunity to get bag and baggage out of a Euro…