» Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lisbon Treaty

Asked why journalists hadn’t been informed yesterday about the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that once the ratification had happened the Foreign Office had made an announcement and that, from his understanding, the precedence was that in the past there hadn’t been any formal Written Ministerial Statements, as there had been today; this was a step forward in the road to transparency.

Asked how ratification could take place when the Irish had voted against it, the PMS replied that before the Treaty could come into force it had to be ratified by each individual member state and each individual member state was currently going through the process of ratifying the Treaty.

Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was in regards to what should happen next, the PMS said that the Prime Minister’s view was that the position remained the same as it had been at the time of the European Council a few weeks ago; it was a matter for the Irish to decide what they did next.

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  1. I was absolutely disgusted to read today that Gordon Brown had signed the Lisbon Treaty, so underhandedly and secretly, therefore making it impossible for the Queen not to also do so and try to make us part of the EU.

    How dare he do such a thing without having the referendum that was promised to us. Do we have no say at all in how our country is run!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously not. It is bad enough that we are now partly ruled by Brussels and this will just be the end of the UK.

    We need to keep our own independence. He knows that if he had gone to the people what the answer would have been and he is unpopular enough now. Hopefully with him going behind every-ones backs, there will now be a revolt and he will be kicked out of his job which he is unable to do.anyway!!!!!

    Comment by Mrs L Brookes — 18 Jul 2008 on 6:20 pm | Link

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