Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Date of Proceeding: 25.06.2007
    Reference: 462 c37
    Member: Lilley, Peter
    Title: European Council
    Description: Is the Prime Minister not aware that the issue of the referendum is ultimately a question of integrity, and of people’s ability to trust their politicians to keep the promises that they made at elections? The issue is not how similar this treaty is to treaties enacted decades ago, but how similar it is to the constitutional treaty on which it is based, and on which the Prime Minister promised the British people a referendum. Is it not clear that the similarities far exceed the differences, and that the German Chancellor, who said that the substance was unchanged and that only the terminology had changed, is more to be trusted than he is?