Angry at MP's 'abuse' of column

PUBLISHED: 10:32 14 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:17 10 June 2010

Once again our MP uses his column in the Exmouth Journal 'A View from Westminster' for party political purposes, which I consider to be an abuse of the privilege granted him by you. Last week's (June 26) column refers to the farce surrounding the rati

Once again our MP uses his column in the Exmouth Journal - 'A View from Westminster' - for party political purposes, which I consider to be an abuse of the privilege granted him by you.Last week's (June 26) column refers to the farce surrounding the ratification of the EU Lisbon Treaty, AKA the EU Constitution, and the failure of the Government to give us a referendum in the UK.Mr Swire promises that, when a Tory government returns to power, it will change the law such that "any future EU Constitutions or Treaties would be subject to a referendum".I have to point out to Mr Swire that there won't be any further EU treaties for the following reasons:1. The Lisbon Treaty has no time limit, it is for ever.2. It requires all member states to adopt the Euro as the currency of the Union.3. The Lisbon Treaty incorporates a self-amending clause which means that further changes to the treaty/constitution can be effected without any further IGC referrals - the unelected commission can unilaterally change EU law without referral for approval from the electorates of member states.This treaty is the final treaty and the EU will have all the powers it has sought since 1957 and the original Treaty of Rome, namely those of a federal superstate, and the UK will be a mere province with 12 regions.Mr Swire, and his colleague Mark Francois, Tory EU specialist, either know of these facts, in which case he and his party are deceiving us, or they are unaware of these facts and are unfit for purpose. I believe it to be the former and the "View from Westminster" on this issue is a sham.John Kelly,"Timbers Chase", Marley Hayes,Hulham Road, Exmouth

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