Conservative leader David Cameron has made an important speech on how the Conservatives would not let matters rest now Lisbon has been ratified. He talked of messages for the British people and for EU partners. There was a lot in quite a short speech. MESSAGE FOR PEOPLE OF BRITAIN a REFERENDUM LOCK where legislation will be passed through the UK parliament to ensure that all changes (including the Euro) must be subject to a referendum. a UK SOVREIGNTY BILL where legislation will be passed through the UK parliament to ensure that ultimate authority remains within Britain (as we have an unwritten constitution there is a risk of inroads from the written EU constitution) a STOP ON RACHET CLAUSES by which EU power can further intrude, where legislation will be passed through the UK parliament to ensure that. Negotiation with our EU partners of opt outs for social, employment, fundamental rights and criminal law, to made as a protocol to the next accession treaty. The opt outs as a protocol are subject to agreement. Cameron spoke of a tough financial settlement (it sounded like we won't pay up, though he didn't say this). He would not rule out a referendum in the parliament after next on a "wider package". MESSAGE TO EU PARTNERS This is not a Euro bust up He will not frustrate or sabbotage He wants expansion in the Western Balkans abd Turkey Britain will advance British Interests EU integration is not a one way street - powers can and will be returned to member states. We want an association of nations, not a federation. This is a complicated message and you can make what you like of it. But let me have a go: This IS a Euro bust up - Britain will frustrate and sabbotage in any way it can. Britain will advance Britain's interests. Britain will get its opt outs because if Britain doesn't, Britain will not agree a budget and won't allow funds to flow into Europe. The Conservatives are preparing the way for a referendum on EU membership between 2015 and 2020. This gives time to detach ourselves from the EU in a managed way.