Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The EU as a concept and an ethos

In the Treaty debate Labour's Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough) told the House today,
"We have not given any powers away to the European Union, we have pooled our sovereignty, we have pooled our competencies and we have done that in our national interests and in the interests of the EU as a concept and as an ethos."

What does he mean by this? If competancies are the powers to do stuff and we have pooled them then they are no longer ours by right therefore we have given away powers. Internally contradictory and logically flawed.

And what the hell is the EU as an ethos?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its typical EUphile gobbleygook. String a load of buzz words together and hope they sound modern and progressive.