Saturday, 7 November 2009


Seems like the Tory bust up on Europe was a damp squib. You see we really do want to win the Election so much, and Europe is close to the bottom of most people’s priorities.
Funny thing is, we did get some red meat from Cameron, though it was not immediately obvious. Of course a referendum on future treaties is academic because Lisbon allows for greater federalism without the need for any more treaties.
Referenda are only symbolic anyway (except in Switzerland which remains outside the EU), because the result is usually dependent upon the context (i.e. how the question is phrased, and how popular the Government is at the time).
So let’s take heart that a Cameron Government would be the most Eurosceptic since Churchill, and his pledges to return powers over employment legislation, human rights and criminal justice are not empty threats.

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