- It means we are unable to get a good deal for Britain on the negotiating table
- It means that the PM has not shown initiative and helped other countries in terms of safeguards for EU countries
- As Ed Miliband states, it is a diplomatic disaster and cites Article 217 of the EU Constitution. He still wants EU benefits but cannot negotiate how they are used. That is not patriotic, that is a flag waving spasm. Lord Heseltine has stated that "You cannot protect the interests of the City by floating off into the middle of the Atlantic"
Well done Prime Minister.In pandering to a gang of blind backbenchers and in playing the patriotic card you have succeeded in damaging Britain's interests