Letter to the editor
Chair of the Liberal Party Policy Committee supports the EU Veto on the Euro rescue treaty
Whilst we have certainly had our differences with the Coalition Government, the Liberal Party would like to place on the record our support for David Cameron in his use of the UK veto to block the the proposed ‘Euro-rescue’ treaty. It is our contention that the terms of the proposed treaty left him with little option, not least because it required the elected governments of member states to submit their budgets the unelected European Commission for approval, thus divesting members states of any shred of economic sovereignty that they may have had left.
We note that the increasingly hapless Nick Clegg has gone from being ‘entirely comfortable’ with the use of the veto to being ‘bitterly dissappointed’ almost overnight. We wonder if there is any demand that the EU could make to which Nick Clegg would not enthusiastically sign up, but then again he still wants the UK to join the Euro - and thereby makes himself the only rat in history who wants to join a sinking ship!
It is a pity that he has never expressed ‘bitter regret’ over student tuition fees or public sector cuts, or any of the other principles upon which he turned his back for a taste of power.
Chair of the Policy Committee
The Liberal Party