"Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other."
William E. Simon
Likewise a nation's liberty without economic liberty is also a contradiction with the same result.
The Coalition's European Union Bill promises a referendum where any further transfer of power is proposed. When a nation's ability to set its own budget and thereby manage its own financial affairs is removed from a nation then logic dictates that a loss of power has occured.
Sometime this afternoon, or early evening a Motion will be made on a "European Union Document" (without debate) whereby the House of Commons will approve the "start of a new cycle of economic governance in the European Union .... designed to apply to the EU as a whole". This "Document" can be read here and unless I am very, very wrong will mean that the process by which the UK government sets its budget is now part of a wider process overseen by the European Commission. Tax and spend decisions within "all member states", even the non-Eurozone ones, are now subject to EU oversight.
That this can occur, without any reference to the people of this country; without even a debate and vote in the House of Commons, serves to illustrate that our government, MPs and Parliament is impotent and can no longer justify their existence.
Our apology for a Prime Minister still believes that Britain's future lies in membership of the EU? That decision, bearing in mind the foregoing, confirms the man is a fool who deserves no respect whatsoever!