The week that proved Britain is confused about Europe

This week has seen a series of mixed messages about Britain's appetite for maintaining its relationship with the European Union.

From David Cameron and EU president Jose Manuel Barroso having a public to-and-fro on Sunday over future reforms to public support for staying in the EU rising at the same time as backing for the staunchly Eurosceptic Ukip grows.

Perhaps the biggest sign of hypocrisy came with a ComRes poll which showed that while the majority of the public believes British people should be given free movement in the EU, a majority also believe that citizens of other EU countries should not be afforded the same rights.

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