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Hurrah for Miliband!

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Quote of the day

In the Guardian

“the Tories want to renegotiate powers away from Brussels – and hold a referendum on any greater role for the EU. This is the real agenda: not just John Major’s beef war, but full-frontal assault on the terms of Britain’s membership.”

South Shields MP and Foreign Secretary David Miliband has at least got that part of his analysis correct, he even acknowledges that people have a sense of powerlessness in politics (he must have been listening to another David Cameron speech), but he spoils his piece by arguing in favour of the Lisbon Treaty which takes even more power away from the British people and their Parliament. He then has the audacity to complain that the Conservative call for a referendum on the EU Constitution Treaty is nothing more than Europhobia, at least it’s an attempt to give to the people that very dangerous thing that Blair put in Labour’s manifesto, only for Brown to take it away – CHOICE!

For once, I wish this sycophant (who hardly ever votes against the ‘line’) would just acknowledge that Brown and his Labour government reneged on a major promise to the people of Britain, stop running away from the issue David, we were promised a referendum and you all broke that promise.

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Written by curly

June 2, 2009 at 9:41 am

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  1. What, you mean the Conservatives are going to start a debate on what relationship we want with the EU? My god, the shame of it!

    Letters From A Tory

    June 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

  2. Why would you want a referendum on the EU? I’m sorry, but you stop the average person on the street and they’ll give you a rant on what the media tells them the EU is doing, i.e. straight bananas etc. Ask them about the make up of the EU, what its powers actually are and so on – they’ll stare blankly back at you. Why? You know what they know, don’t you? Fuck all, that’s what.

    Before we have a referendum the public at large needs educating. You could say that a debate in the media is sufficient, but we all know that this wouldn’t be fair. I suspect most Sun readers use that as their main source for news. How can you expect to have a sane, informed debate in that ol’ rag? The same goes for the Mail.

    You could only really rely on the BBC, Telegraph and Guardian to offer enough of both sides of the argument, even if they do have some bias.

    Our MPs are supposed to be our elected representatives. They’re the ones who are meant to have the debates and make the informed choices. If we start having referendums then we open ourselves up to ill-advised outcomes decided by an ill-advised public.


    June 2, 2009 at 9:06 pm

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