The Mayor of the Greater British Authority
But he doesn’t appear to have any idea what he has done, and neither does he appear to give a damn.
Cranmer has absolutely no idea what these two are smiling about. Here they are, agreeing to the Lisbon Treaty, as it is now known. Yet Prime Minister Brown is about to be supplanted by a permanent Emperor of Europe, who will be known as ‘The President’. And Foreign Secretary Miliband is about to be supplanted by an EU Foreign Minister, who shall be known by the snazzy title of ‘High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy’.
The British veto will go in 61 areas, making it impossible for the UK to block unwanted EU dictates. And it must be remembered that the Lisbon Treaty is a magic treaty, for it is ‘self-amending’. There are clauses within its convoluted clauses which ascribe to the EU the powers necessary for its effective functioning. In addition, the UK is obliged to surrender its seat on the UN Security Council if the EU has an agreed position on a global issue.
But there is nothing to fear, for Mr Brown insists that Britain’s national interest will be protected because four ‘red lines’ will guarantee sovereignty in key areas. They protect us from EU laws on crime-fighting, tax and social security rules, workplace legislation and union rights and foreign affairs.
But if this is all so very good, and the ‘red lines’ are so utterly watertight, why not let the people give it their blessing?
Cranmer is sure they will, for anything that is good for Britain will be intuitively known by the intelligent and discerning British people...