"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."

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Indefatigable Bill

Following Monday's revelation about the Treasury memo from Justine Greening in which she wrote there had been "cross-party consensus" for the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM), Bill Cash, Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee, has written an article for ConHome in which he sets out, precisely & in detail, the number of attempts he has made to get to the bottom it all.

Cameron & Osborne have both made such a show of pushing the blame for signing on to Darling  but the memo raises many questions that they must answer, truthfully if at all possible, and without the usual word-play.

I don't know where we'd be without the likes of Cash and his fellow travellers in the House although, as you'll see if you read his article, he too is getting nowhere when it comes to eliciting information from the Treasury or No.10.
"...we in Britain, who chose to remain outside the euro are now paying for the system that I have always said will never work.  In fact, I did look into the negotiations but was denied the necessary information on most occasions. The European Scrutiny Committee, ..., has already said in its report that the agreement on that particular mechanism was “legally unsound”.
Given that the Lisbon Treaty is now having to be tweaked in order to retrospectively accommodate the bail-outs, there must be grounds for Cameron/Osborne to manoeuvre here, if they wanted to.


  1. Wankers, the lot of them. Sorry I don't have something more constructive to say.

  2. No problem, RH. There are times when only one word will do... many times. Sometimes I think I could write 5/6 blog posts a day - different topic, just one word.


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