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In a week when David Cameron is being admired in the United Kingdom for standing firm in Europe in a heroic if always doomed bid to prevent the inevitable appointment Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission, it may seem churlish to raise some potentially profound implications of these developments for the very survival of the Conservative Party as we know it. But a serious challenge lies ahead.
Let us be clear, although he was resoundingly defeated in his efforts to block the Juncker appointment, and has said this will make it harder to keep Britain in the European Union, Cameron has not suggested for one moment that he will be switching sides to vote for the “out” camp in the 2017 “In/Out” Referendum on Europe to which he has given an irrevocable commitment. On the contrary, he has made it clear that he will be working to keep Britain […]

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