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August 27, 2007

Interesting Phrasing, Don't You Think?


Gordon Brown's chances of ending a Labour revolt over the new EU reform treaty have been snuffed out after leading Euro-MPs made clear they would give no further concessions to Britain.

And there I was thinking that the EU is an association of sovereign nations. That is, that we pass up which powers we wish, retaining all others. If Euro MPs are insisting that we shall get no more "concessions" that would appear to mean that the boot is on the other foot: we get to keep those scraps which we are allowed.

So it is an interesting word to use then, one that shows what they think the situation is.

August 27, 2007 in European Union | Permalink


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