So mopes the admirable Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in today's Telegraph.
Why so gloomy, Ambrose? Who pays the piper calls the tune - except in the case of Britain, the next greatest net contributor, whose officials are always anxious to surrender the national interest on the altar of the Great God EU.
I cannot see why the most populous, prosperous, well-organised and fiscally sober nation in Europe should not dominate the Union. It sure as hell is better than the Napoleonic fantasies of the French.