Category Archives: Constitution

Politics Show – East Midlands

I was interviewed today (4th May) on the East Midlands part of The Politics Show. You can access the video of the show here. My bit is 53 minutes 50 seconds in. However you can access a podcast of what … Continue reading

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Renamed EU Constitution: how do we stop it?

We’ve campaigned.  We’ve lobbied.  We’ve marched.  We’ve demonstrated (in December, you recall, I was fined £600 for demonstrating for a referendum in the Strasbourg parliament).  We’ve collected signatures on petitions.  We’ve printed leaflets.  There have been dozens of village referendums.  … Continue reading

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Poettering tells a Porkie

Today (Feb 20th) the European parliament in Strasbourg voted through the Corbett/de Vigo report, which endorses the Renamed European Constitution (a.k.a. The Lisbon Treaty) with great enthusiasm.  Of course we Conservatives voted against it, but it was passed by 525 … Continue reading

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Speech on the Renamed Constitution

 Below is a copy of the speech I gave today on the Renamed Constitution:- Today, the European project abandons any claim to democratic legitimacy.  Today we will vote through the Renamed Constitution, in an act that shows monstrous contempt for … Continue reading

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The Treaty is shorter than the Constitution. Isn’t it?

President Sarkozy of France promised the people a “Mini-Treaty”.  So of course the Treaty is shorter than the Constitution.  It’s only 287 pages, against the Constitution’s 349.   But check the word-count.  The Treaty has 76,250 words, whereas the Constitution … Continue reading

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What you need to know about the Renamed EU Constitution

Flying to Brussels this month, I sat next to an industrial psychologist on her way to Barcelona.  We fell into conversation, and she remarked that the Lisbon Treaty (a.k.a. the Renamed Constitution) was too difficult for the average punter to … Continue reading

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Downing Street Petition

A quick reminder of the Downing Street petition – don’t forget to sign at

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A view from the states

“As a measure of European politicians’ disregard for their constituents’ wishes, the new Treaty is unparalleled.  Despite the overwhelming popular sentiment against it in many member-states, and outright rejection in two, the stillborn Constitution has been largely transposed into the … Continue reading

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Open Europe compares the Treaty with the Constitution

Open Europe has prepared a list of forty-odd key elements of the Constitution which appear more or less unchanged in the Treaty.  I’ve posted the list on my web-site at .

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Watch my latest video

Click this link to watch the unveiling of the referendum banner in the European Parliament, and to listen to myself and Martin Callanan get interviewed about the need to have a referendum.

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“A slow-motion coup d’état”

I thought you would be interested to see my speech to the Constitutional Affairs Committee, June 25. In a debate on the outcome of the European Council (Brussels, June 21/22) regarding the Constitutional Treaty Chairman: Jo Leinen MEP, the prominent federalist … Continue reading

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“Subliminal deception”: Jo Leinen lets the cat out of the bag

Jo Leinen MEP is perhaps the most prominent federalist in the European parliament, alongside Andrew Duff (an East Anglian Lib-Dem).  Leinen has circulated a “Reflection” on the constitutional process, in which he argues point-by-point for the original Constitution — the … Continue reading

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