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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Surprise surprise

Now that the Lisbon Treaty is safely in force (as of yesterday) the Lib Dems have predictably abandoned their support for a referendum on Britain's EU membership.

The tactic to support such a referendum was nothing more than a pathetically transparent and feeble attempt to get them off the hook for abandoning their manifesto commitment to a referendum on the Constitutional Treaty. Pretending to favour giving people a referendum that was never on the cards, the Lib Dems shamefully teamed up with Labour to block calls for referendum on the Treaty as it went through Parliament last year.

Safely over that hurdle, Nick Clegg can now ditch the dishonesty and go back to what he really believes - which is that the British public should never be given a say on the EU of any kind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Lib Dems have long been in favour of handing over the power to govern Britain to the unelected commission of the eussr, so this is in keeping with their aims, and nothing new. No one ever considered that they were being honest when they claimed to be in favour of the referrendum the first time they said it.