The UK government has lost another battle in Brussels. However, this time, one has to ask why they wanted what they did.
European leaders have hammered out a plan to open up all ministerial meetings dealing with EU legislation.This was something that his royal Blairness didn't want.
London complained about the package in the run-up to the summit, arguing that it risks leading to crucial negotiations on EU laws moving from the meeting rooms to the corridors.Is this the reason, or do they wish to keep everything under wraps, so as to stifle opposition to their positions on various EU issues. I personally haven't yet made up my mind.