Tuesday, 1 April 2008

More EU hypocrisy

"The European Union is watching closely the discussion concerning the revision of the Constitution, while noting that any changes to the Constitution have to be decided by the people and the institutions of Cameroon."

So says a declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union in relation to the situation in Cameroon, 27 March 2008

Yet how strange that "decided by the people" doesn't apply when it comes to the EU revising its own constitutional treaties.

In fact, leading EU figures like Jose Manuel Barroso have been actively discouraging EU member countries from consulting their peoples over the re-named EU Constitution Treaty.

How is anyone supposed to take seriously a body that behaves on the basis of 'do what I say, not what I do'?

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