British Prime Minister David Cameron was due to deliver his much anticipated speech on the future of Britain’s relationship with the European Union next week. Overnight he cancelled to focus on the Algerian hostage crisis. But the reshaping of European politics will wait for no one.
Frictions began once Germany signalled it wanted a review of the Lisbon Treaty; if a review was to occur member states would have the opportunity to renegotiate the terms. Cameron was set to seize the opportunity with a reportedly “definitive” speech on the future of British-EU relations.