BROWN ! WE DEMAND A REFERENDUM

We can look at the text from any angle. We can prowl about it,
searching for a more flattering light. But we keep coming back to an
unavoidable truth: this is the constitution on which all three parties
– indeed, 98.8 per cent of MPs – promised a referendum, and now WE DEMAND A REFERENDUM.

Daniel Hannan writes in the Daily Telegraph:

Suppose – and you might not find this easy – that you
were a committed Euro-federalist. Imagine that you wanted the EU to go
the whole hog, totus porcus, toward statehood. What would you have most
wanted to get out of the recent Brussels summit?

In
fact, much of your work would already have been done. The EU currently
possesses many of the attributes and trappings of nationhood: a
parliament, a supreme court, a passport, a currency, a national anthem,
a flag, external borders. There are, though, four more pieces to slot
into the jigsaw before the EU can properly call itself a sovereign
polity.

First, a head of state. Second, a foreign policy,
complete with a foreign minister, a diplomatic corps and accredited
embassies. Third, a system of criminal justice, including a European
Public Prosecutor and a police force. Fourth, the “legal personality”
of an independent government, which confers treaty-making powers and
the right to sit in international associations.

All
these things are in the draft “Reform Treaty” – along with the Charter
of Fundamental Rights, the abolition of some 40 national vetoes, new
powers for the European Parliament and a 30 per cent reduction in
Britain’s ability to block new initiatives.

The purpose of the Brussels summit was to allow the seven EU leaders
who had promised a plebiscite to tiptoe away from their pledges.
The people of Ireland and Denmark are lucky enough to have rules that trigger a vote
whenever any constitutional change is proposed. But the other leaders
have joined hands and sworn a terrible oath: no referendums anywhere,
in case the sight of one country voting should prompt demand in others.
We don’t want the voters picking up any ideas, hein?

The UK Government PROMISED a referendum.
Brown doesn't have to start his premiership as big a liar as Blair.

“The fundamentals of the Constitution have been maintained,” says
Angela Merkel.
“The great part of the European Constitution is in the
new treaty,” agrees José Luis Zapatero.
“Thankfully they haven’t
changed the substance; 90 per cent of it is still there,” echoes Bertie
Ahern.

WE NOW DEMAND A REFERENDUM.

add your name to the Telegraph petition.

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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