Speculation is mounting that the Prime Minister will shortly announce the referendum to decide the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) will take place in the next few months.
A UK referendum is due to take place before the end of 2017, but much depends on what David Cameron can achieve at a major EU summit taking place in Brussels next month.
The Prime Minister spent a lot of time last year visiting the heads of EU member countries, putting across the government's arguments for reform of the region.
In a nutshell these consist of resisting further UK integration into the EU; restricting UK benefits to EU migrants; enabling sovereign Parliaments to ditch or veto unwanted directives, and ensuring that currencies/economies outside the euro are not put an unfair disadvantage.
The sticking point for many EU leaders is the UK's position on benefits. Similarly, Cameron wants to limit the movement of labour across the EU, something which also goes against the grain for most other members.
Groups arguing for and against UK membership have emerged, but scant few high profile trade bodies have given any official indication of which way they think we should jump. Yet.
This is understandable, since we don't know what Cameron will have achieved through his negotiations.
That said, there have been business figures putting both sides of the ‘stay/go' argument. Some believe we will be economically better off – certainly no worse off – by leaving, since we will be free of Brussels' directive fetters and able to forge our own destiny with markets the world over.
Supporters of the UK remaining in the EU highlight among other things the access it offers to Europe and the attraction of the UK to foreign investors who see it as a simple gateway to the region's hundreds of millions of consumers.
Once the date of the referendum has been announced we will examine the pros and cons of EU membership for UK manufacturing, and particularly UK plastics, and we'll be asking you what you think.
Basically we're all waiting for Dave.