Thursday 12 November 2009

Tories fail British people over Lisbon Treaty

Mike Nattrass, one of the two UKIP MEPs for the West Midlands, has issued the following press release:

Tories fail British people over Lisbon Treaty

UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass says Tory leader David Cameron has failed the British people after withdrawing his ‘cast iron’ commitment to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

The UKIP West Midlands MEP says Mr Cameron’s u-turn shows the Tories are committed to the European Union and the signing away of our country.

“It is clear from the Tories’ u-turn that the party is in disarray over Europe and their decision over the referendum shows the vast majority of its MPs and MEPs are euro federalists,” said Mr Nattrass.

“Mr Cameron has also spoken about a UK sovereignty bill. This is meaningless spin as the UK is bound by acquis communautaire, which includes treaties, regulations and directives passed by the EU and also laws of the European Court of Justice. The Lisbon Treaty is therefore, ‘self amending’ and the UK will have no further say.

“The Tories have conned the British people. UKIP is the only party exposing the EU and is committed to withdrawing Britain from the European Union.

“Laws should be made in Westminster and not in Brussels. It is time to say No to the EU and pull out of the European Union,” he added.