If a telephone directory were published in Brussels, the Honourable Gentleman would believe that it was the forerunner of a European Constitution. We are not going to have such a constitution, so I am happy to categorically deny his statement
it will be no more binding than the Beano or the Sun,
Try this next one:
This is not a major change, There is no need for a referendum
I am not saying it has got no substantial constitutional significance. Of course it will have...[gosh - T]
and then....wait for it
Our task is nothing less than the creation of a new constitutional order for a new, united Europe.Whoa! Where did that admission of truth come from? Ah, DG FT....
The connection is that they both held the same job. One took over from the other one after a passport affair and was then given a job in Home Affairs (natch).
Quite a significant change in the way our country is run but obviously of no consequence to this General Election as we instead talk about tiny sums of money and allow Nick Clegg to be unquestioned in his frankly dangerous economic statements.