Having only just had time to read today's edition of the Telegraph, this letter caught my eye:
"How to repatriate powers
SIR – I am grateful to Bill Cash (Letters, October 22) for responding to my letter (October 16), but I found his explanation of how the Government is going to achieve repatriation of powers through its European Union Bill difficult to follow.
Mr Cash seems to be saying that British courts must support and uphold laws passed by Parliament. However, the waters have been muddied by Parliament’s acceptance of the Lisbon Treaty, which gives away powers to Brussels and allows the European Court of Justice to claim that European Law has superiority over British law.
I cannot see how a country can ratify a treaty and then claim that it should be able to ignore certain parts of it. I wish Mr Cash well with his Bill, but I do not share his confidence that a constitutional route to repatriation is possible.
I suspect that only a complete withdrawal from the EU will restore the sovereignty of Parliament.
Which begs the question: Is Bill 'hedging his bets' and thus trying to save his 'cash'?
* The omission of 'Honourable' is deliberate!