Great Britain’s new Prime Minister, who, thanks to attempted car bombings nearly had the worst first week on the job since the Titanic, is under fire for “hiding” things from the public. Just little things though, like that Great Britain may well lose its sovereignty:

The new European Union treaty will mean “transfers of sovereignty” from Britain and Gordon Brown is right to hide the fact from the public, an EU leader admitted yesterday.

From another story:

Proposals in the new European Union treaty to hand more powers to Brussels will be “hidden and disguised”, the architect of the ill-fated EU constitution has admitted.

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the former French president, said that the treaty would be “very, very near” to the constitution, axed after voters in France and Holland rejected it in referendums in 2005.

How does one go about “transferring” sovereignty in any way other than how the sovereignty of Gaul was “transferred” to the Roman Empire? Sovereignty is like your hair — you either have it or you don’t, and if it’s being “transferred” it usually means you’re being scalped.

I hope the Brits haven’t thrown out all the old powdered wigs, because they might need ‘em again.


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