The government is busy trying to retrofit the EU car with emergency brakes to stop it being driven in a direction the UK does not wish to go. Why not get out of the vehicle and get into our own, and drive it where we wish?
The government inherited an effective emergency brake fitted to stop us having to enter the Euro, written into the Treaty.
We also have an emergency brake applied to keep us out of Schengen, but the free movement rules work round its effectiveness.
The government originally wanted an emergency brake to limit inward EU migration. This idea seems to have been dropped.
The government is negotiating an emergency brake for benefits to EU migrants. Unfortunately the one on offer is not in our control and could be overturned by later Court judgements or Council decisions.
The government is seeking an emergency brake to stop future requirements needed by the Eurozone from applying to the UK.
The government claimed to have an emergency brake in place to keep us out of all Euro area bail outs, yet we were dragged into the short term loan for Greece last summer.
When a country needs as many special arrangements as this you need to ask if it is in the right institution.
The only emergency brake that works is one in the sole control of the UK and written into the Treaty.
None of these new proposed brakes are to be written into the Treaty, so they can easily be ignored or overridden at a later date.
If the car you are in needs six emergency brakes because the driver is going in the wrong direction for you, maybe it is time to get your own car and drive it yourself.