The spin coming from Opus Dave is that the EPP flip-flop is a complete non-event of interest only to political obsessives. Maybe so, but that’s kind of the point. When the current bunch of loonies are finally evicted from No 10, Call Me Dave will face a whole bunch of problems in the NHS, education, law enforcement and much else. Whatever changes between now and then, if he hopes to make any progress, he’s going to become embroiled in a whole series of dog fights. So what we have here is a guy who’s supposed to take on, say, the teaching unions but bottles it even when dealing with an issue that everyone agrees is completely obscure. Not very convincing.