Saturday 4 July 2009

Unexpected Help From Germany

Today as I was browsing through the papers I came across this piece of potentially very good news which had been buried almost entirely successfully by all the palaver and hoohah over Michael Jackson in the last week. Below is the article by Peter Oborne which caught my eye:

"Sixty-five years ago, heroic Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg made his claim to go down as a glorious name in German history when he led the failed 1944 assassination plot against Hitler.
Today, his third son, Count Franz Ludwig von Stauffenberg, is leading the German resistance against the Lisbon Treaty — and in the past week won a vital victory.
He secured a sensational ruling from the German constitutional court that the powers of the Berlin parliament must be significantly strengthened before Germany signs on the dotted line of the document which will create a centralised EU superpower.
This landmark decision has massive implications not just for Germany, but also for Britain.
This is because there will now be a long delay in the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty which could well string out the process until after the British general election.
This has fascinating ramifications.
David Cameron has bravely pledged a European referendum if the Treaty has not been ratified and he becomes Prime Minister.
It now looks possible that his first major drama as Tory PM would be to lead the ‘No’ camp in a referendum on the Treaty.
Of course, this might embarrass Cameron because the Tories risk a major split, with pro-Europe Ken Clarke taking up an opposing position.
But my guess is that Cameron will win a ‘No’ vote and achieve a massive victory in the war against euro-federalism."

Thankfully, Peter Oborne was not distracted by this week's completely over-egged outpouring of pseudo grief which dominated every news programme and Sky News in particular. Heaven forbid they would have to report something detrimental to the EU, the Labour Party or the Glorious Leader. It would seem that McSnot and Lord Shirtlifter of Boy may just have had their chips pissed on from a great height - couldn't happen to nicer fellows!


The End (Bye Bye!) said...

Jacko dying has enabled a multitude of important issues to be hidden. Luckily, astute bloggers, such as yourself, are there to enlighten the us.

Barking Spider said...

Thanks for that Gigits.