Fuck EU, Nick Clegg!

If the tone of this blog has been lowered – don’t blame me, blame the Illiberal Undemocrats

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has delivered a blow to those seeking a referendum on the EU reform treaty by saying his party would vote against such a move. It had been thought the Lib Dems would abstain in a Commons vote, but Mr Clegg told BBC Radio’s Today: “We would vote against a referendum on the treaty.”

The Tories accused the Lib Dems of “breaking a promise” on a referendum.

Despite 19 Labour MPs rebelling, the bill to ratify the treaty passed its first Commons test on Monday.

The measure will now be debated line-by-line over the coming weeks.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown signed what is now known as the Lisbon Treaty in December, but Parliament must ratify it.


One Response to “Fuck EU, Nick Clegg!”

  1. David Says:

    Dismal, isn’t it? Just like the other parties: only believe in representative democracy when it suits you. They can’t protest that the current composition of the House of Parliament does not reflect public opinion because of the distortions of First Past the Post, and still claim that ratification of the Treaty by parliament has any legitimacy.

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