Following my post yesterday on this subject, the European Scrutiny Committee have published their latest report prior to this afternoon's debate. Presumably also in advance of the debate and to 'make up the minds' of potential "Eurosceptic" MPs to support the Coalition, David Lidington, Minister for Europe, has a piece on Conservative Home. From Lidington's article, in which he states that the composition of the EU has changed from that at the time of its inception, comes this:
".....we can no longer simply trust governments to let voters in on the most important decisions made in their name in the EU......"
which promptly begs the question why not one of the three main political parties, whilst saying the people should have their requested referendum, have granted one.
I have no idea how "learned" is Martin Howe, QC but I do have an inkling how "unlearned" is Lidington - which has been amply illustrated by the man himself . Only someone of Lidington's lack of intellectual stature could write:
"Most of the ways the EU might be given new powers to act will almost always be significant...."
All the ways whereby a transfer of any power, whether new or old, is always significant if any nation is to retain the right to independence to self-governance. The illogical aspect of that statement initially amazed me, but I quickly remembered that Lidington is a politician - and a Conservative one at that!
Lidington states that as a proud Tory the only revolution of which he approves is the Bloodless and Glorious of 1688 - he needs to be aware that the next revolution - and it will not necessarily be caused by matters EU - will, no doubt, not be "bloodless", but it will sure as hell be "Glorious"!