All mouth and no trousers
Gordon Brown rules out referendum on EU | Uk News | News | Telegraph
Gordon Brown yesterday ruled out holding a referendum on a new European constitutional treaty as part of a wide-ranging package of reforms to give "more power to Parliament and the British people".
In his first Commons statement as Prime Minister, Mr Brown offered to give up powers ranging from appointing bishops to declaring war and hinted that general elections could be held at weekends. But he excluded two pressing constitutional issues from his package of reforms: the growing demand for "English votes for English laws" to balance devolution to Scotland and Wales and Labour's manifesto commitment at the last election to hold a referendum on the European Union constitution.
More power, except where it really matters; just when I thought there was a glimmer of hope that he was proposing some decent reforms he reveals himself to be the same old power hungry anti-democratic tosser as old what's name his predecessor.