Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Lisbon Treaty - Lib Dems - the most dishonest party?

Nick CleggLast night Tory peer Lord Blackwell proposed a motion to make it law that a referendum is held on whether Britain joins the Euro. The motion was defeated by 195 votes to 135. Now this is a surprise seeing as Labour promised to hold a referendum on the Euro during their 1997 election campaign. Why would they vote against their own policy? As Lord Strathclyde said: there was "something very fishy" about the government's refusal to back its own policy. I wonder if Gordon Brown has promised the other European leaders that we will join the Euro shortly after ratifying the Lisbon Constitution Treaty. If that is the case, then this is another example of Brown denying the people their democratic right to vote. There's a good chance that if entering the Euro did go to a referendum we (like the Lisbon Treaty) would vote NO. And Gordon can't let that happen.

It looks very much like Gordon Brown is going to railroad us into the Lisbon Treaty, shortly followed by forcing the Euro on us.

As angry as that makes me, it is nothing compared to how the dishonest behaviour of the Lib Dems infuriates me. A while ago I wrote the post: How to flush out a rat - In which I explained how Nick Clegg had forced his MPs to abstain from the vote for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, but would whip the Lib Dem peers to vote against a referendum when it reached the upper house. The reason - Gordon Brown would not be guaranteed to win the vote against a referendum unless the Lib Dem peers voted with his Labour peers. Nick Clegg has more faces than Big Ben's clock tower.

It gets worse. The UKIP peer, Lord Pearson is calling for vote on a referendum on Britain's continued membership of the EU. Now this is where it gets a little confusing: The Lid Dem peers are going to abstain from this vote. Can anyone out there figure that one out? Well a Lib Dem spokesman tried to explain their ridiculous position. He said the Lib Dems did not want to "give succour" to eurosceptics by voting with the UK Independence Party. Apparently the party wanted a referendum on whether Britain should remain in Europe from a "pro-European stance". What a load of old cobblers.

Do you think the Lib Dems are the most dishonest party? I'm pretty sure they are.


Letters From A Tory said...

They are certainly trying to keep their real views and agenda hidden from the public, which only makes me think even less of Nick Clegg than I already did.

Daily Referendum said...


I think Clegg and Brown have done a deal. It is well known that if Clegg gave his MPs a free vote they would vote in favour of a referendum. The man is an arse.