Peer’s shock at Labour joining PM’s ‘conspiracy’ against working people

THE PRESS OFFICE OF                                                           

The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Independent Labour)                                                                                          

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17th May 2016

 

Peer shocked to see Labour Party joining PM’s “disgraceful conspiracy of the elite against working people”

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has strongly attacked the Labour Party over its support for the Remain campaign in the debate over Britain’s future in the EU.

Lord Stoddart said:  “As a life-long Labour man, I find it shocking to see the Labour Party ganging up with Cameron and Osborne to talk Britain down in favour of shackling our country to the EU, an organisation which is hell-bent on destroying nation states in favour of a bureaucratic, centralised corporate state, in a country called ‘Europe’.

 “How can Corbyn and co expect to be treated seriously in their attacks on the Government whilst it is joining them in a disgraceful conspiracy of the élite against working people, engineered by David Cameron?  Labour has become wedded to what can only be described as a one party state and has betrayed the very people that they claim to represent.

“Labour supporters should vote Brexit on 23rd June, to save their country, their jobs and their livelihoods because their Party isn’t going to be able do it for them, if we stay in the EU.”

“toadying” Cameron supports Obama’s “bullying and blackmail” of British voters

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The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Independent Labour)

 

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25th April 2016

 

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has taken great exception to the intervention of President Barack Obama in the EU referendum debate.

Lord Stoddart said:  “First, we had the spectacle of a British Prime going on bended knee to the German Chancellor begging for her help in conning the British people into remaining in the European Union.  Now we see him toadying up to Obama, who is reviled and detested by so many in his own country, while he threatens the British people with dire consequences if they dare to vote for freedom and independence by leaving the EU.  It is the worst kind of bullying and blackmail from a President who will be out of office in a little over six months.  No British Prime Minister should have sanctioned this disgraceful treatment of British voters, never mind actively supported it!

“What this blundering intervention has done is confirm exactly what the ‘special relationship’ really means.  ‘Do as we say or you will be punished.’ That is the status of a satellite – not of a partnership and the British people, as citizens proud of their country and its thousand year history, should give Obama his answer by voting for Brexit on 23rd June.”

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Hypocrisy of PM eulogising the Queen while abolishing her realm

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The Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Independent Labour)

 

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22nd April 2016

 

The ‘hypocrisy’ of a Prime Minister eulogising the Queen while trying to take away her realm

 

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has taken exception to David Cameron’s eulogising Her Majesty the Queen on the sovereign’s 90th birthday, while he is simultaneously leading a campaign to abolish Britain as a nation state.

Lord Stoddart said:  “It is the most nauseating hypocrisy for the Prime Minister and other political leaders to eulogise Her Majesty on the occasion of Her 90th birthday while, simultaneously, organising a national and international lobby to bounce the British people into voting to remain in the European Union at the referendum on 23rd June.  This is an organisation, whose policy it is to abolish nation states, including Her Majesty’s own realm.

“They have already made Her Majesty a citizen of the European Union without consulting her.  Anyone with genuine respect for the Queen should vote to leave, which will protect her and our country from the EU’s aggressive empire building.”

 

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Peer says PM is ‘grossly overstating his powers’ in claiming that the Britain will never join the euro

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The Lord Stoddart of Swindon

(Independent Labour)                                                                                          

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29th March 2016

 

PM is ‘grossly overstating his powers’ in claiming that Britain will never join the euro says Peer

 

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has taken the Prime Minister to task for claiming that ‘Britain will never join the euro’, pointing out that Mr Cameron is ‘in no position give such an undertaking because it is not supported by our constitution, which makes it perfectly clear that no Parliament may bind its successor.’

In a written question to the Government, Lord Stoddart had been asking whether Parliamentary approval would be required for any decision to join the eurozone and why the Prime Minister has stated that the UK will never join.

Replying for the Government, Lord O’Neill of Gatley said:  ‘As set out in Protocol 15, the United Kingdom is under no legal obligation to adopt the euro as its currency. Under the EU Act 2011, a decision by the UK under Protocol (No 15) leading to a decision by the Council under article 140 (3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union would require an Act of Parliament and a referendum result in favour before a Minister of the Crown could support it.

‘The Prime Minister has been clear that Britain will never join the euro.

Lord Stoddart said:  ‘I am not sure whether the Government either understands or respects the constitution.  The constitutional position is clear – no Parliament may bind its successor.  It is perfectly possible for a future government, of whatever colour,  to repeal the EU Act 2011 and take Britain into the euro, without even bothering to hold a referendum.

‘For the Prime Minister to categorically state that ‘Britain will never join the euro’ is palpably untrue and grossly overstates his powers.  Therefore, despite what Mr Cameron says, there is no question that remaining in the EU is a serious threat to the future of the pound.’

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The full text of Lord Stoddart’s question and the Government’s response, is as follows:

Lord O’Neill of Gatley, HM Treasury, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL6811):

 Question:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether parliamentary approval would be required for any decision to join the eurozone, and if so, why the Prime Minister has stated that the UK will never join the eurozone, in the light of the fact that one Parliament cannot bind its successor. (HL6811)

Tabled on: 08 March 2016

Answer (22nd March 2016):

Lord O’Neill of Gatley:

As set out in Protocol 15, the United Kingdom is under no legal obligation to adopt the euro as its currency. Under the EU Act 2011, a decision by the UK under Protocol (No 15) leading to a decision by the Council under article 140 (3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union would require an Act of Parliament and a referendum result in favour before a Minister of the Crown could support it.

The Prime Minister has been clear that Britain will never join the euro.

Peer says that PM begging Commission for concessions on tampons proves who governs Britain

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The Lord Stoddart of Swindon

(Independent Labour)                                                                                          

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18th March 2016

 

The Prime Minister begging Brussels for permission to abolish tax on tampons demonstrates who governs Britain

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has vociferously pointed out that the fact that Prime Minister David Cameron has had to go “cap in hand to Brussels to beg for permission to abolish the tax on tampons is clear and unequivocal evidence that this country is governed by the European Commission in Brussels and not our Government and Parliament at Westminster.”

Lord Stoddart said:  “It is absolutely humiliating to see our Prime Minister forced to beg for concessions on this iniquitous tax from unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.  For millions of women tampons are an absolutely essential item and this is proof positive that our country has been humbled by EU membership.  If anyone was still in doubt about who governs Britain, they know now.”

 

 

Having Tony Blair on side is like ‘inheriting death duties’ says Peer

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The Lord Stoddart of Swindon

(Independent Labour)                                                                                          

 

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17th February 2016

Tony Blair is as out of touch as ever

‘Having him on your side must feel a bit like inheriting death duties’ says Independent Labour Peer

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, commenting on Tony Blair’s support for the EU and for the remain campaign said:  “Once again Mr Blair demonstrates his complete failure to understand how real people think on these issues.  He has the modern politician’s ‘I know best’ disease mixed with a complete lack of affinity with the voters and, more worryingly, with working people who have suffered the most from the mass immigration his Government started and which has led to job losses and wage cuts.

 “He could not be trusted on the EU when in office, promising us a referendum on the EU Constitution and reneging on it, so he certainly can’t be trusted now.

 “The remain campaign must be rueing the day he joined their ranks.  Having Tony Blair on your side in this campaign must feel a bit like inheriting death duties!”