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We shall never surrender…

Ever helpful… The Sun has mocked up a photograph of Gordon Brown surrendering our control over our own affairs to Europe – that foreign land across the water.

I quote from the Sun report: ” GORDON Brown signs the hated EU treaty TODAY — despite an eleventh-hour bombshell that it means surrendering control of Britain’s immigration policy.” [What policy?]

The Sun report continues to drive the point home for readers: ” It means failed asylum seekers will be free to take their cases to the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg — giving the final say to unelected EU judges”

I spoke to Carl Gardner, Head of Legal in a podcast last weekend. Head of Legal expressed the view that this treaty is remarkably similar to the EU Constitution, chucked out by the French and Dutch a couple of years ago. Gordon Brown is, apparently, now admitting that it is a ‘semi-constitution’.

The Sun thunders: Mr Brown will today surrender more than SIXTY of the UK’s prized vetoes on EU decisions — forever.
But Mr Cameron of the ‘Sceptred Isle’ party fights on the beaches on our behalf by saying (As reported in The Sun): “He doesn’t even have the guts to put it to the British people.”

We are ‘goners’… if you are of a Europhobe disposition. ‘Ode to joy’ anyone?… or Freude, schöner Götterfunken, as we say in downtown Berlin these days….

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