Cameron's referendum lock proposal was always bollocks, now we can see it in action. One wonders how long it will be before the Tory party wake up.
A Government statement to MPs yesterday made clear that no national poll will be held in Britain over plans for a £380billion emergency fund designed to support Greece and other debt-laden eurozone nations.
Some MPs believe the establishment of the European Financial Stability Mechanism, which requires changes to the EU constitution, should trigger a vote in the UK under the Coalition’s so-called “referendum lock” law.
But Tory Europe Minister David Lidington said the proposals did not need to be ratified by a referendum in Britain because only nations in the euro currency system were affected.
Update: Just seen via Witterings from Witney that Douglas Carswell is similarly unimpressed