EU reform: Cameron and Miliband have a duty to act as statesmen

Article By Lord Owen published in The Guardian 20 January, 2013

Treaty amendment should not wait until 2015 – and Labour should co-operate, in the spirit of one-nation politics

It is a reflection of disarray both within his own party and in the coalition that David Cameron has virtually abdicated from the debate in Europe by advocating a delay of four to five years in reaching any settlement. During this time the eurozone could falter, UK inward investment fall, jobs disappear and economic growth weaken still further. The sooner there is eurozone reform, matched by a restructuring of the single market, the better.

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