Friday, 14 October 2011

No Surprises

It didn't take long for Cameron's much vaunted so-called 'referendum-lock' to be called into action and guess what, we won't get a referendum:

A Government statement to MPs yesterday made clear that no national poll will be held in Britain over plans for a £380billion emergency fund designed to support Greece and other debt-laden eurozone nations.

Some MPs believe the establishment of the European Financial Stability Mechanism, which requires changes to the EU constitution, should trigger a vote in the UK under the Coalition’s so-called “referendum lock” law.

But Tory Europe Minister David Lidington said the proposals did not need to be ratified by a referendum in Britain because only nations in the euro currency system were affected.

Cameron's referendum lock proposal was always bollocks, now we can see it in action. One wonders how long it will be before the Tory party wake up.

Update: Just seen via Witterings from Witney that Douglas Carswell is similarly unimpressed


  1. No problems with content TBF and agree, however one query.....

    'much vaulted'? Perhaps 'much vaunted', methinks?

  2. @WfW Oops you're right, late night posting amended. Cheers