second opinion - referendum
WORKERS, MAY 2004 ISSUE
Blair decided about a referendum on the EU's new constitution all on his own, on holiday, in Bermuda. He did not talk to the cabinet, his party, parliament or his allies, the Europhiles and the EU's leaders. God knows who he did consult! So, to nobody's surprise, he has annoyed them all.
But on 30 June, long before any referendum, the EU's leaders want to sign their constitution, which would, if enforced, end member countries' independence and sovereignty. 30 June is also the day the USA "gives" Iraq its independence and sovereignty -- with 130,000 US troops still there. Jack Straw described this as "so-called occupation". They will be telling us next that the constitution is only a "so-called constitution"!