That's right, "the people who matter in Britain".
"I know that the majority are still opposed, but there is a period of consideration underway and the people who matter in Britain are currently thinking about it."
Now we have my good friend Lord Malloch-Brown, the Government appointed British Foreign Office Minister, explaining who are the people who matter in Europe:
"With 24 countries having approved the treaty, I am not sure whether the voters of Ireland should have a right of veto over the aspirations of all the other people of Europe. I am not sure whether that is, or is not democracy."
Here's hoping sanity prevails in October and, once more, Irish voters kick the EU Commissioners where it hurts.