Good old UK
You have to love the way our leaders just sign away without any regard for what they are signing. Or is it to do with the "Special US Relationship" (TM) ?
Three European Parliament committees have rejected the barely breathing Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Those opinions have now been sent to the International Trade committee, which is expected to to give its verdict on the 21 June. MEPs on the civil liberties committee urged that ACTA in its current form should …
Australian diplomats and pollies must be lonely, seems they'll sign anything for attention. Others say it must be the freebie drinks syndrome, so it's sign first then head for the ethanol party.
Treaties are one aspect of government that these fuckers keep to themselves, and for some peculiar reason the great unwashed haven't figured out that treaties actually affect them.
If they knew to what extent they'd be rioting in the streets and demanding that at all treaties go to a referendum first.
Funny isn't it how the section on treaties in the constitutions of many countries seems to leave out any notion of consulting citizens first?
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Wouldn't it be nice if in the UK we could go back to those politicians who voted for this and ask them in the light of its rejection by the EU, why they didn't listen to their voters, what was really driving them towards this in such an underhand and opaque way..... and more importantly why they expect those same people to vote for them next time.
I don't doubt they would lie as they always do, but a little squirming would be good.
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