Monday, September 11, 2006

One Seat: update

OneSeat , the campaign to rid Europe of the insane monthly trek to Strasbourg (see many posts below) is nearing it's goal of 1 million signatures. Fortress reckons at the current rate they should be home and dry in the next few weeks. The main players are Cecilia Malmstrom , Chris Heaton-Harris and and Alexander Alvaro .

Fortress hears rumours that they were spotted meeting last week in Strasbourg, plotting what to do when the figure reached the maguc 1 million mark. What will be probably more interesting is what the Commission's response is.

Here are some extracts from the Draft European Constitution:

"No less than one million citizens coming from a significant number of Member States may invite the Commission to submit any appropriate proposal"

"A European law shall determine the provisions for the specific procedures and conditions required for such a citizens' initiative."

So, will the Commission keep Strasbourg, and ignore their own precious hanging-by-a-thread Constitution, or will they respect the "citizens' initiative", and wave Au Revoir to Strasbourg...?

Or will they do what they usually do, and just ignore the whole thing?

Mannekin Pis

9 Comments:

Anonymous Olly Kaye said...

They will say that the Constitution has not been ratified, therefore, there is no legal basis for a citizens' initiative.

September 11, 2006 5:59 pm  
Blogger Kim Bah Lee said...

I signed it twice in two different names, thus rendering it void.

September 11, 2006 7:12 pm  
Blogger Fortress Europe said...

that seems

September 12, 2006 11:37 am  
Blogger Fortress Europe said...

very childish, kim bah lee, why would you do that? Are you a secret Strasburger by any chance...?

September 12, 2006 11:38 am  
Blogger Mike Wood said...

just how many is a "significant number of memebr States"? 26?

September 13, 2006 3:47 pm  
Anonymous Un Rosbif said...

Strasbourg is indefensible. Millions of €€€€ and a royal pain in the arse all to keep the french happy.

utter utter wank

September 14, 2006 10:17 am  
Blogger Elaib said...

So Mr H-H supports aspects ofthe Constitution, the tabloids oughtto know...

September 15, 2006 4:15 pm  
Blogger Elaib said...

So Mr H-H supports aspects ofthe Constitution, the tabloids oughtto know...

September 15, 2006 4:15 pm  
Blogger Mike Wood said...

Where does he say that?

September 27, 2006 5:00 pm  

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