Sunday Newspapers - The Euro Veto Debate Rages On
It's been three days and nights since David Cameron vetoed an EU treaty on rescuing the Eurozone, but that hasn't stopped the Sunday newspapers from weighing in on the debate.
Arguments about whether the prime minister has put Britain on a course towards European isolation dominate the newspapers, and there's speculation about whether it's a good thing.
You could easily argue there's "little mix" on policy among coalition ministers as regards where Britain goes next in Europe. [You're sacked, Ed]
What's fairly clear is that the Liberal Democrats within the coalition aren't happy with Cameron becoming the first British prime minister to veto a European treaty. The Sunday Telegraph says the Business Secretary Vince Cable is unhappy with the outcome of the European Summit, saying it's left Britain in "a bad place".
The Sunday Telegraph reports that some senior Tories - small in number but packing a punch within government - are also miserable about what's agreed to be a shift towards British isolation within Europe, and the paper believes there will be an internal compromise within the coalition in the wake of the EU fallout, with Cameron granting the Lib Dems concessions on leftish policies.
The Observer claims that Nick Clegg was woken in the early hours of the morning to learn that Cameron had pulled the plug on an EU treaty on financial reform. The paper says it's heard from sources close to Clegg who say he was furious about Cameron's posturing. The paper goes on to say that Clegg now thinks the UK is at risk of being "the lonely man of Europe."
The Sunday Times continues a running theme of exploring how Cameron's veto of an EU treaty has widened splits within the coalition on Europe. According to The Sunday Times, government officials are also having talks (£) on how and when powers currently held by the EU could be transfered back to Britain.
The Independent on Sunday looks forward to "a stormy reception" on Monday afternoon in the Commons, when the PM will make his case for vetoing an EU-wide treaty, a move which has been praised by dozens of Tory MPs and supported by the Chancellor George Osborne. He told BBC Radio 4 on Saturday that even if all the other 26 EU nations vote in favour of the treaty, nearly all of those member states are either already in the Euro or would like to join it.
The Mail On Sunday heralds the findings of a snap poll which suggests a majority of Brits back Cameron's refusal to sign up to a new treaty.
Oh, and there's loads more about some musical talent show. Chances are if you've made it to the end of this article, you couldn't care less.
But if the once-in-a-generation redrawing of Britain's relationship with our near neighbours leaves you feeling hollow, the rest of Sunday's front pages should give you that Pringles feeling of fullness. Here they are...