Thursday, 25 October 2007

Chairman of the European Foundation, Bill Cash MP, puts down Formal Motion in UK Parliament on Reform Treaty

Early Day Motion

"That this House notes that the impartial European Scrutiny Committee concluded that the Reform Treaty is substantially equivalent to the original Constitutional Treaty; that the Government Manifesto promised a Referendum on the original treaty; that the Conservative Party voted against it in principle on the Second Reading of the Bill implementing that Treaty; that the Prime Minister said that he will reject the Reform Treaty if the Government's Red Lines are not guaranteed on 18th October, but (following the European Scrutiny Committee examination of the Foreign Secretary on 16th October) that these Red Lines do not satisfy UK vital national interests and that the European Court of Justice will determine these matters, not this House; that, contrary to the statements of the Foreign Secretary, parliamentary democracy is enhanced when this House, as the Labour Government in 1975, hands back a Referendum by Act of Parliament to the voters who elect Members of this House; that 27 million voters have been denied a Referendum on any European Question since 1975; that over 70 per cent. of the voters want a Referendum but that the reasons have to be fully explained; that the Reform Treaty is a consolidation of the existing treaties into a merger of the European Community into a European Union involving substantial, fundamental, constitutional and structural change by the Government's own criteria for a Referendum; and insists that the Prime Minister rejects the Reform Treaty on 18th October and holds a Referendum before or after ratification."


Mr William Cash

Mr John Redwood

Mr Michael Ancram

Mr Christopher Chope

Mr John Whittingdale

Mr Edward Leigh

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Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr David Amess
Mr James Clappison

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Michael Fallon
Peter Bottomley

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Mr Richard Shepherd
Sir Peter Tapsell

Ann Winterton
Sir Nicholas Winterton
Mr Graham Brady

Mr Greg Knight
Derek Conway
Bob Spink

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger
Mr Mark Field
Mr Richard Bacon

Mrs Nadine Dorries
Mr Graham Stuart
Mr Charles Walker

Mr Adam Holloway
Mr Greg Hands
Mr Douglas Carswell

Mr Lee Scott
Mr Philip Dunne
David T. C. Davies

Mr Christopher Fraser
Mr Brian Binley
James Duddridge

Philip Davies
Daniel Kawczynski
Mark Pritchard

Mr Peter Bone

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