EU/UN Observer status
Press reports are saying that the EU achieved super-observer status at the UN “after high-powered lobbying by Catherine Ashton and ambassadors from the 27-nation bloc”.
I am particularly concerned by reports that the UN motion was passed by 180 votes to nil, with Syria and Southern Rhodesia abstaining. Did the UK vote in favour? Was our Ambassador instructed accordingly, and by whom?
You will be aware of the serious concern amongst Conservatives, and indeed amongst UK citizens more generally, that increasingly powers are being passed to Brussels, and that the EU is assuming more of the rights and obligations traditionally associated with the nation state.
I should be grateful for your explanation of the circumstances and thinking surrounding this vote.
ROGER HELMER MEP