Elephant in the room
So, David Cameron wants closer ties and a new special relationship with India. Well, in what way is he going to achieve this if we remain members of the European Union.
All you have to do is look at the number of areas in which European Union jurisdiction is specified:
competition, trade, asylum and immigration, foreign affairs, industrial policy, agriculture, fisheries, energy, transport, regional government, consumer health, social and employment policy, justice and home affairs.
The list goes on and on. In fact, it is easier to make the point the other way around by asking how many Whitehall ministries would be left fully in control of their own affairs. The answer is one: the Department of Health.
Elephant you say, Elephant