The Czech Republic has surrendered, bent its knee, and ratified the
Meanwhile, in a move that is no surprise to anyone, the Tories have once again proven that they are New Labour Lite by reneging on their promise to hold a referendum on the treaty, saying that,
Prevent? Perhaps not, Mr Hague, but this isn't about prevention. It's about liberty. A referendum would empower the British government to tell Brussels to stuff their "treaty" and every single thing it implies because freeborn Englishmen didn't sign up for a free trade zone only to become vassals to a Continental empire that will almost certainly rot away within a decade anyway. Mr Cameron could do that on the phone while Parliament spends a quick half hour repealing the European Communities Act 1972.
These things will already have happened and a referendum cannot unwind them or prevent them.
See? How hard was that?