Monday, January 28, 2008

MPs kept in the dark over EU treaty

The Sunday Times
January 27, 2008
Isabel Oakeshott, Deputy Political Editor

MPs are being asked to vote on the revised EU treaty without key information about the powers it will create, a leaked document suggests.
The paper, from the office of the president of the EU, reveals that matters such as the possibility of a European army and the powers of an EU president will not be determined until after the revived constitution has been pushed through.
O’Brien said: “Once the treaty is ratified, there’ll be no going back . . . MPs would effectively be signing a blank cheque to the EU if they ratify this without a referendum.”
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