Can we put another record on, please?

Years ago there used to be a programme on the wireless (wireless: showing my age) wherein a record was nominated, played and then promptly ‘smashed’ with the appropriate sound effect – can’t recall the name of the radio programme though*. Anyways, is it not about time the ‘lets renegotiate our terms of EU membership’ record was afforded the same treatment as meted out to hated records?

One again, we see articles suggesting that renegotiation of our terms could be built into the referendum question, if and when it is allowed us. There are two articles today on this ‘theme’, one by Paul Goodman in the FT and the other by Christopher Howarth on ConHome. Forgive me but, Christ on a crutch, what is it that people like Goodman and Howarth do not understand about our membership of the EU? Perhaps they can point to any clause in the Lisbon Treaty that allows for renegotiation of the terms of membership? Perhaps they can show where the word renegotiation is even mentioned?

Was it not the Portuguese Windbag himself who stated (I paraphrase): “Accept the rules of our club or leave”? That ‘journalists/political commentators’/politicians can still promote ‘renegotiation’ as a viable option can only show what complete and utter prats they are!

Just saying…………

* Any reader help me out, its starting to bug me………..

 


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5 Responses

  1. james Higham says:

    Perhaps they can point to any clause in the Lisbon Treaty that allows for renegotiation of the terms of membership? Perhaps they can show where the word renegotiation is even mentioned?

    Original Article at Witterings from Witney http://witteringsfromwitney.com/can-we-put-another-record-on-please/

    WfromW, we’re looking at people here who:

    1. think they have it all at their fingertips and they’re the great political brains of the time;

    2. have not actually read up on anything.

  2. Frank says:

    I seem to remember that the programme to which you allude was called “Smash Hits” and was broadcast on Radio Luxembourg in the early 60s. If I’m not mistaken it was hosted by Bob Monkhouse and Dennis Goodwin and was introduced by the theme tune, “Play me that tune one more time”.

    • Henry Wood says:

      Correct, Frank, and you win tonight’s Star Prize! A signed photograph of Dave saying “NO” to a “treaty” last December! Treasure it.

  3. Robert says:

    Here’s another of the useful idiots who wants a ‘looser’ relationship with Europe.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9302718/All-will-be-forgiven-if-David-Cameron-loosens-the-shackles-of-Europe.html

  4. Cornishstu says:

    I don’t think they’re prats I think they are deliberately out to deceive, and so split the outers if we were to be given a referendum. There are many disatisfied with the EU but not all are aware of the facts for whatever reasons and would believe such guff as renegotiation of terms, I have met a few who when told of the facts just can’t or wont accept it is out of the question.

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