"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Compare & Contrast

William Hague has written an article on the European Union Bill for the Sunday Telegraph in which he says:

"... high on the list of such causes is the sheer undemocratic arrogance with which a European treaty of huge significance - the Lisbon Treaty - was rammed into law two years ago with no mandate of any kind from the people of this country. "

Bernard Jenkin wrote an article about the same Bill which appeared in this morning's Mail on Sunday, in which he said:

"Chancellor Norman Lamont’s young and ambitious Parliamentary Private Secretary came and sat with us to try to persuade us to vote for the treaty [Maastricht, 1992]. We refused. He looked stunned that two ambitious young MPs would throw away their ministerial careers in such a way."

The "young and ambitious PPS"  who was so in favour of the Maastricht Treaty was none other than William Hague.

(And yes, the cat joke is tongue in cheek).


  1. Oh how is the biter bit - if you follow my convuluted reasoning!

    I presume the cat joke is indeed 'tongue in cheek' as the cats have an abundance of hair!

    Off topic: how do I get 'feedback' on future comments?

  2. LibLabCon can't be trusted on anything, GV.

  3. Yes, Mr W - Hague's words have definitely come back to haunt him. The cat joke comment was just saying what Spidey says - we'd be hard pressed to find a decent number of MPs who haven't turned traitor to the British public.

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'feedback' - I'm generally quite good at cryptic clues but lately I've struggled to understand more than one comment on this blog - too many late nights perhaps :-)


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