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Photo opportunity: Petition to No. 10 Downing Street

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Petition to No. 10 Downing Street at 11.00am

photo opportunity petition no.10

Conservative MPs and the Bruges Group to deliver a petition to No. 10 Downing Street at 11.00am

The EU Constitution is meant to be dead yet the Government is allowing the EU to implement key aspects of the Constitution despite it being rejected in two referendums. If the Prime Minister were to block the implementation of those costly measures there would be less need to surrender any of Britain’s rebate.

A copy of the petition is below.

Memo to the Rt Hon. Tony Blair, MP:
Nee and Non mean No!

Dear Mr Blair

For your information the Bruges Group would like to translate two important words.

The translation of the Dutch word Nee in English is No. The Dutch use Nee to express refusal or denial or disagreement or especially to emphasize a negative statement. The French word Non has an identical meaning also translated into English as No.

No signifies:

        - A negative response; a denial or refusal: The proposal produced only noes.
        - A negative vote or voter.

It is used to express strong refusal.

This is what the French and Dutch peoples said to the EU Constitution. But you are still permitting the EU to implement aspects of the EU Constitution including:
        - The EU External Action (Diplomatic) Service
        - A European President and EU Foreign Minister
        - A European Defence Agency
        - A European Gendarmerie
        - The Rapid Reaction Force
        - The Fundamental Rights Agency
        - A European Space Policy
        - Asylum and immigration

Moreover, by not implementing those costly measures, there is less need to surrender any of Britain’s rebate.

If you do not cancel the implementation of those policies then you must honour your election pledge and allow the British people their say on the EU Constitution and the future of Britain’s relationship with the EU.

Yours sincerely,