Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lie watch

Jim Murphy told a whopper while being interviewed by the Lords European Union Committee this morning.

Asked about leaked legal advice for the European Scrutiny Committee which warned that the UK's "safeguards" on the Charter of Fundamental Rights would not work, he said that the advice had been written before the agreement on the new version of the constitution:

He said, “the advice given to the Commons Scrutiny Committee was on the previous Constitutional Treaty and was offered before the new treaty was agreed”

He said the advice was “an accurate assessment of the old Constitutional Treaty, but not the new treaty”

Actually, no. It was written after the agreement, and is quite specific to the new version.

Let's see if we can get a response out of Murphy on this.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How does Murphy know? The advice was presumably confidential to the Committee.

Come to think of it, how do you?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

The advice was printed in the Daily Telegraph