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