Today the Bottler belatedly makes his way to Lisbon to sign the not-the-EU-Constitution.
I hope these words, from his own party's 2005 general election manifesto, will reverberate in his head.
We will put it [the European Union constitution] to the British people in a referendum and campaign whole-heartedly for a 'Yes' vote.
He may also like to consider the following from his own boss at the time:
We don't know what is going to happen in France, but we will have a referendum on the constitution in any event—and that is a government promise.
That is a government promise.