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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Completely Transparent

Or not as the case may be. We all know that the EU is a conspiracy by the powerful to throw off their democratic shackles, but now even some of the powerful are complaining about being left out. They are complaining that they are not told what goes on in EU meetings.

The UK House of Lords EU Committee says the public has a right to know what goes on behind closed doors. The peers claim important decisions are reached, yet no report is ever made to Parliament and no publicity is given about them by the Home Office.
The first Parliament will know about the decisions will be when they are asked to rubber stamp them.


Anonymous said...

If only the EU was as transparent as the tory blogs.

Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing?

Ho ho ho


Serf said...

Congratulations on your title. I take it you are a Labour Donor.

Tory Blogs have actually got a huge lead on the rivals in terms of openess. Iain Dale & CHome are very different in style and content, but both engage readers (tory & otherwise) in open debate.

The rest of us are not really important enough to talk about.

Ellee Seymour said...

Certainly matters of public interest that do not threaten security should be reported on. The result at least should be made available, if not the discussion, unless it is highly sensitive. And the EU definition of that could be questionable.

Serf said...


the scary thing is that it was the House of Lords asking for this information. If there were security issues, you would still share information with national parliaments.

Anonymous said...

These are the people who signed the various treaties Maastricht etc. Don't they, like Kenneth Clarke, read what they are signing?

Anonymous said...

The UK government actually tabled a proposal to allow the cameras into EU summit meetings - presumably to show up just how unreasonable the French are on the CAP. Then, when it was about to go through, Blair mysteriously vetoed it.

I've seen some U-turns from the government in recent weeks, but it seems strange to end up vetoing your own policy!