For all his claims about it being for the British people to decide in a referendum, he let the cat out of the bag, as to his true thoughts.
In spite of his attempt to appear tough on Europe and show apparent concerns, as a closet pro-European liberal, he is doing anything and everything he possibly can to load the dice against the 'leave' vote.
As he knows full well that the vast majority of the grass root supporters in the Tory party are against Europe, by implication of his comments he is treating them with disdain.
He demonstrated complete and utter contempt for the views of the M.P.'s and indeed those of the ordinary people in their constituency, they are supposed to represent.
We also glimpsed an insight in to the true nature of his corrosive and deceitful objectives regarding any vote which have lain in wait behind the carefully constructed façade of his public persona.
Any semblance of fair play or the notion of being open minded, has now been blown clean away.
He was always going to vote to remain in Europe.
And he was always going to do his best to swing it that way, despite all the guff about democracy.
That's the thing about the P.C. Liberal elite in this country.
They are self-righteous, intolerant (See blog, David 'call me Dave' Cameron and the alleged E.E.C. renegotiation. 22/12/15) and scared stiff the public will give what they see, as the 'wrong' answer in any vote.
Stick a 'leave' Europe vote in their pipe and let them smoke that.