Still giving away power to the EU

Do you remember that nice Mr Cameron seeming to promise not to give away more power to the EU without asking us first? Except of course it was only to block “new treaties” anything done under existing treaties is just fine. That this has had no effect on the tide of legislation coming from the EU and in fact wasn’t intended to have any effect was shown clearly when our new ConDem overlords adopted the EU arrest warrant. The EU is also setting up it’s own diplomatic service and can now supervise our national budget – and their latest acquisition … Continue reading

Of eggs and leisure craft

Just working back through a load of left open and forgotten browser windows and came across Iain Dales, second misguided piece about the EU banning a dozen eggs* And was reminded of the following rant/observation made by a friend of mine: “There seems to be an obsession with misreporting EU legislation and yet, the actual real-bad legislation never gets very much reported, if I was into conspiracy theory I’d say that it was deliberate so bad-shit could just be hidden in the lies and crap but that’s unfounded because the British government have actually been quite good about some of … Continue reading

Spoke too soon

Typical of a Gordon Brown announcement things weren’t quite what they seem. Yes he’s going to step down as party leader but in an “orderly” manner so not until conference in September and if the country needs him (fat chance) then he’ll generously agree to cling on to any leaver of power that he can for as long as possible. On an amusing quote front Mr Brown said “parliamentary and not presidential system“, so what were those leadership debates about then? Meanwhile senior Labour types such as John Reid and Blunkett are saying that Labour should step down and let … Continue reading