Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Oh, did I say 'referendum'?

I meant...err...well..."

Open Europe:
Senior Conservatives are now saying that instead of a referendum on Lisbon, they will seek to renegotiate several of the changes it implements. The paper quotes a Conservative source saying: "It is clear that a post-ratification referendum is simply not possible."

"We will look at the parts of the treaty that are not acceptable and seek to renegotiate them."

The Times reports that David Cameron will also pledge to write into law that no British Government will ever again be able to push through a European Treaty without a referendum...
Let's get that barn door closed, once and for all!

Cameron said that once the Treaty is endorsed by all 27 EU members and comes into force, it will "not be a treaty" and will instead be part of European law...
"...so, you know, it won't actually be reneging on my most important platform plank. Cause, if there's no Treaty to have a referendum on, we can't really have a Treaty referendum, right?"

The "heir to Blair" indeed!


Anonymous said...

Dear Hilary Jane:

Very disgusting indeed, how Dave Cameron is groveling to the Eurocrats. Makes me feel frustrated and wondering if the Tories will ever again have leaders like Disraeil, Salisbury, Churchill, Thatcher.

There might be one way a really BOLD Conservative PM can break the EU grip on the UK: DENUNCIATION. That is, invoke the formal procedure by which a nation officially repudiates a treaty.

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Zach said...

I'm not so sure about your choice of illustration.

The little fellow is very cute, and looks more trustworthy than the vast majority of politicians.


Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

it's a weasel.

Martial Artist said...

Dear Ms. White,

That is a most regretable slur on your part.

Against the noble weasel, that is.

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer