We held another meeting – the fourth – of our enlargement (Croatia) task force this morning. Preparations are well under way for the July 2013 arrival of the European Union’s twenty-eighth Member State, our nine new Croatian members and a twenty-fourth working language. It looks as though this task force will become a standing one, as various potential new Member States work their way towards us; no more ‘big bangs’ of the 2004 and 2007 sort, then, but gradual expansion.