Tories having secret meetings with the European Commission? Check.
Ken Clarke doing the negotiating? Check
Tories not to be trusted on Europe? Check
OK, so it is normal for the main opposition party to meet up with civil servants before an election. So to that extent Ken Clarke's meeting tomorrow with President Barroso is no news at al.
But the fact that the meeting was 'un-agendered' whereas Barroso's meetings with the Bulgarian President and a group of Portugese bishops suggests something funny gouing on.
If Dave wasn't embarrassed then why is it secret? Preparing for a key capitulation to the EU? Check.