One of the arts of diplomacy is to ensure there are no surprises in negotiations. Sherpas, signals, non-papers, and so forth are all tools of the trade. Having watched David Cameron’s speech at Chatham House people might feel that there has been nothing new. This was almost certainly the point but it will not limit subsequent interpretation, analysis, meta-analysis and reading of runes. As part of that process, this note briefly addresses what was said, why it was said and how it was said.