SECRET NEW PLAN FOR “EU” SUPERSTATE

SECRET NEW PLAN FOR EU

SUPERSTATE

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Changing: Europe

Friday June 15,2007

By Geoff Marsh for express.co.uk

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TONY Blair wants to hand the European Union radical new powers in his last act as Prime Minister, it emerged today.

The Prime Minister has welcomed controversial plans to bring back the troubled EU constitution by the back door – totally bypassing the need for public referendums on sweeping new powers for Brussels.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested ditching the name “constitution” from the title and instead calling it an “amending treatyÓ – to avoid having to seek the approval of voters.

French and Dutch voters rejected the original plan – which would hand Brussels the power to represent individual countries at the UN and change national laws – two years ago.

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The British people will see right through any shabby stitch-up.

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Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague

Britain’s voting rights would be reduced by a third under the scheme and our hard-won veto on European directives would be torn up. Britain could also lose the right to impose quotas on immigration.

Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “If Tony Blair thinks he can hoodwink the British people by smuggling in the rejected EU consitution under another name, he had better think again.

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