Friday, April 11, 2008

Eu Charges Ahead

'Palace, jet and personal staff of 22' for the new EU president

William Hague, the shadow foreign secretary, said: "This shows how deeply undemocratic this whole process is.

"Crucial questions about the EU are being decided and Parliament, let alone the British people, is being kept in the dark.
Open Europe, the Eurosceptic think-tank, said that the launch of informal negotiations about the role of the new president highlighted "contempt for the public".

"EU politicians claim that the Lisbon Treaty will make the EU more transparent and accessible to voters, but this latest example of secretive horse-trading shows that if it ever does come into force it will be business as usual in Brussels," said Paul Stephenson, its spokesman.

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