Monday, October 05, 2009

The United Kingdom Sovereignty Bill (2010) - solution to the Lisbon ratified issue

The BBC are repeating their 2005 line with immigration in every interview right now, except its the Lisbon Constitution ( obligatory reminder here of how Labour sold the country out and lied in their 2005 manifesto due to the cowardice of the leadership and preference for deceiving people and distorting the truth instead of holding a referendum. Lets never forget Labour were the traitors and the liars who sold their country out.)

However the what to do if the Poles and Czechs can't hold out is still a very real question. ( Though perhaps the BBC should note that it is one that would be answered in a Conservative manifesto once the election is called and unlike Labour we would stick to it ).

So here's my answer, which borrows a little from ideas I heard before from other Conservative politicians.

Her Majesty's Government (and won't it be great to hear those words again after all the years of Labour's stealth republicanism ) should bring forward a bill which will declare that UK sovereignty as invested by our sovereign in the UK Parliament can never be permanently transferred to other bodies without a referendum and then only for a period of 15 years after which such permission will need to be renewed. ( This would force a referendum on EU membership, NATO membership, maybe even the UN every 15 years ).

Shorter term agreements would only remain legally enforceable whilst the Parliament that had voted to lend the sovereignty was sitting and would expire automatically every general election.

Labour have sort to sell out out country on the sly, and no government of any political complexion should ever be allowed to use it temporary authority in such a way again.

That would make the subject of a great referendum !


Quiet_Man said...

It's a brilliant idea. In the mean time the only way we have to get their attention is to tell them, no referendum, No Vote!
If we can't vote on Lisbon then let us vote in or out.

wonkotsane said...

But you're making the same mistake so many other Tories are making in assuming that Camoron doesn't want to hand the country over to the EU. He's a committed eurofederalist and he's said that he won't do anything that jeopardises the UK's position at the heart of the EU.

Anonymous said...

I have two problems with this:

1) Who would draft the bill an how much scrutiny and debate would it receive in Parliament?

2) A lot of damage can be done to a country in a mere 12 years, as we have seen.

Man in a Shed said...

@Fausty - Realistically there is only one party in government that would ever put such a bill forward, the Conservatives.

Your right a lot of damage can still be done. The bill doesn't try to prevent mistakes or ill advised commitments - it just limits them and makes sure they aren't permanent ( which might encourage such relationships to be more positive anyway ).

Our central problem is that a temporary majority in parliament is able to commit irretrievably our futures for all future populations and parliaments, as things currently stand.

We need a higher level of law that prevents this.

wildgoose said...

Fantastic Idea.

In fact, we should add "sunset clauses" to just about every bit of legislation that has been passed in the last century.