Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Dutch Labour Party will not allow a Referendum on the EU Treaty.

The Dutch Labour party (PvdA) will not allow its voters a Referendum on the EU Treaty. Their stance exactly mimics that of Gordon Brown and our Labour Party. An opinion poll by Maurice de Hond, indicated that 77% of those questioned believed the cabinet was against a referendum because ministers were afraid the Dutch would again vote 'no'.

In a move that looked like he and Gordon Brown shared the same spin doctor, Labour parliamentary leader Jacques Tichelaar said: 'This treaty is fundamentally different to the constitution rejected in 2005.' However the Dutch Labour Party had said it would support a referendum during last year's election campaign - does that sound familiar?

Opposition MPs described the decision as 'political suicide'.

I hope they are right, the Dutch Labour Party should pay for going back on such a massive election promise - and so should ours.

3 comments:

Ordovicius said...

And if that wasn't enough they're closing down the redlight district too. Bastards.

Daily Referendum said...

Canal street will never be the same again.

The Morningstar said...

I've written a little something on my blog about this...