Global Vision, as it is called,
"argues that in a globalising economy, Britain's future prosperity as a global trading nation needs a new form of positive engagement with Europe that
* maintains free trade and cooperation
* but allows Britain to opt out of economic and political integration and the attendant costs and regulatory burdens".
Which might well be an attempt to provide some intellectual backing for Dave's MER position on the reform of Europe.
What yet another think tank talking the same stuff as others on this issue will do that is different is hard to fathom. Open Europe has the exact same position. The Bruges Group is a little more independence minded. The European Foundation is much the same. The Freedom Association has a similar viewpoint, Global Britain another one, and so on ad infinitum. Sadly I fear that this will become another way to split money and effort, and due to the way in which the EU works it is barking up the wronmg tree. If the dammned place was reformable as these people seem to think, don't you think that it would have reformed by now? After all every British Government since accession more than 30 years ago has talked about reform, and all that has happened in that tiome is greater and greater EU control over our lives.
Oh yes. They need to learn a little about media management too. Put it this way. If you put this on the top of your press release,
"EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 HOURS, THURSDAY 15 MARCH 2007"
Then you really shouldn't put it out on the web.