O/T though to do with the EU.
Dr North, I read this comment on Peter Hitchen's blog.
I recently emailed my MP John Hemming (LD, Birmingham Yardley) asking him to sign a petition for a referendum on EU membership. Initially he merely stated that he was not in favour of withdrawal, but when I pointed out that the petition was simply for the right to decide, he told me (email, 22 March - copy available):
"The EU has no power over parliament. In fact the Lisbon Treaty included a change for a provision to leave the EU. Parliament can simply refuse to incorporate EU law and in my view should be a bit more critical."
If this is right it begs the question, which I've asked many times, why the majority of politicans come across as ardent EU supporters. why are they afraid to tell it as it is.
It isn't right ...