EU Constitution debate – Live(ish) Blogging #3

! 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.

Graham Stringer, Liebour MP for Manchester Blackley, reveals that the Liebour whips tried to convince him to vote for the Reform Treaty because it was in their manifesto but points out that the only treaty in their manifesto was the EU Constitution.  The whips are telling their MPs the Reform Treaty and Constitution are one in the same so how can any MP vote against the promised referendum?

Stringer suggests that MPs who are saying that their constituents aren’t capable of understanding the EU Constitution use their communications allowance to write to their constitutents and tell them just that which is met with a laugh from both sides.

David Curry, eurofederalist Conswervative MP for Skipton and Ripon, says that he entered politics to get Bwitain into Europe and that’s what has kept him going.  He agrees that the EU Constitution and the Reform Treaty are basically the same but says that Bwitain’s obligations aren’t the same.  Quite bizarrely he suggests that when (not if) climate change forces large-scale population movement then we’ll want closer policy management in Europe.

Ian Davidson, Liebour MP for Glasgow South West, criticises the British government’s interference in Portgual that lead to them deciding not to hold a referendum on the EU Constitution.  The Deputy Speaker tried to tell off Davidson for saying the Lib Dums talked balls all the time but was having trouble keeping a straight face.  Davidson reads the final line on the last page of the consolidated changes of the reform treaty which says “Printed on paper containing 75% recycled material”.  Brilliant.

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