EU Constitution debate – Live(ish) Blogging #2

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Austin Mitchell, Liebour MP for Great Grimsby, just made a fairly entertaining speech in which he congratulated a Tory MP on his speech and criticised his colleagues for claiming that the EU Constitution will solve all our problems.  Shame it’s only been heard by the very small handful of MPs that have bothered to turn up.

Some key comments from his speech:

“If it looks like a constitution, if it reads like a constitution, if it reads like a constitution then it’s a constitution and it does us no good to deny this”

“It’s no good telling us black is white, because it isn’t”

David Heathcote-Amory, Conswervative MP for Wells, points out that the EU Constitution will be the last treaty to come before Parliament because it’s self-amending and that there is a question mark over the right of the Commons to bind its successors.  There’s no question of course, they have no right whatsoever.

Has anyone noticed the difference in the ties on either side of the house?  Tacky ties on the Liebour side, posh ties on the opposition side – whatever happened to the classless society Liebour promised?.

There are only about 20 MPs in the Chamber, how can those who haven’t bothered to listen to the debate cast a vote?  They don’t have all the facts.

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