Friday, 19 June 2009

Does Milibland Know His Brief?

From the blog of Milibland at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office comes these words of 'wisdom':

"The European Council today agreed a legally binding decision confirming legal guarantees in respect of abortion, defence and tax that the Irish government said were at the heart of Irish voters' concerns about the Lisbon Treaty. The decision does not change the Lisbon Treaty as it affects Britain. It confirms rather than changes what was said in parliament during the passage of the Lisbon Treaty. The decision of today will be annexed to the treaties of the EU as a protocol during the next accession treaty. The events today give the Irish voters clarity as they move towards a referendum in the autumn."

Not quite how EUReferendum sees the situation; nor Open Europe's blog and briefing note.

This 'government' - and the word 'government' is used in the loosest possible sense - has taken George Orwell's 'Newspeak' to a new level!

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

Nah, in NewSpeak it would have read thusly:

"EUCon yesses LegGuan. IriVot to yes LisTreat DoublePlus."