An article appears in the Mail, by an unamed reporter', the content of which if true is a further example of the Government being economical with the truth. Yet again we see the press doing a 'cut & paste' job and calling it journalism.
"Mr Cameron has pledged a ‘referendum lock’ which would require ministers to hold a referendum on any new EU treaty which affects Britain.
But Government sources say proposed treaty changes would not transfer powers from Britain to the EU, so no poll is needed.
Mr Cameron is ‘comparatively relaxed’ about French and German demands for a new treaty, which would mainly affect countries which use the euro, a senior Government source said." (my emphasis)
As Cameron has not even brought his 'Referendum Lock' Bill before Parliament, he has no need to, nor can he, invoke it! More bloody spin! The statement by a 'senior Government source' is pure crap, as Douglas Carswell showed yesterday on his blog in the post entitled "New EU economy rules - does the small print apply to Britain?"
"If you read the European Commission document 11807/10, however, it doesn’t seem quite so clear cut. Studying it, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the new rules on fiscal oversight are going to apply to all EU Member States, not just members of the Euro.
The paper – subtitled “Tools for stronger EU economic governance” – focuses on how Member States, not just Euro countries, “will act in compliance with the EU framework.” The “new structured mechanism” for vetting each countries budget will be applied to “all Member States”.
In or out of the Euro, the paper suggests Britain may indeed have her budget subject to EU Commission vetting – albeit that the time table for this “semester” process might allow officials to claim that the Commons gets to see it first.
And what if Brussels did not approve of the tax and spend policies of our democratically elected government?
If such rules only apply to Eurozone countries, why does page 5 of the document, under the heading “Corrective Action”, say that “This mechanism would apply to all Member States”. Use of that word “all”, again. If there’s a caveat saying “all” excludes Britain, I couldn’t find it."
This article, in the Mail, is nothing but the start of a 'softening-up' public relations exercise, by Cameron and his cohorts, with a view to not causing unrest amongst the people.
Our present politicians - with very, very, few exceptions - are beneath contempt!