Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The "Reform Treaty"

The "Reform Treaty", signed by Tony Blair on 23rd June, is acknowledged publically by the leaders of nearly all our EU partners to be virtually the same as the Constitution Treaty.

France and the Netherlands decisively rejected that Treaty.

The "Reform Treaty" transfers yet more substantive powers from Britain to the EU and further erodes British laws and the British Constitution. It will reduce the rights and freedoms of the residents of Hartlepool and of the whole nation.

Therefore I am going to ask Hartlepool Council to debate a motion that calls on Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, to abide by the Government's promise to the electorate in the 2005 Labour Party Manifesto, page 84, "We will put the [Constitution Treaty] to the British People in a referendum..."

The next meeting is September 13th and I need 5 supporters. Wonder if I'll get them?

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