Skip to comments.Now Euro MPs want a secret vote to block budget deal and defy the 27 leaders
Posted on 02/08/2013 10:38:16 PM PST by Olog-hai
Euro MPs prompted uproar last night by plotting to try to block the budget deal using a secret ballot so voters cannot hold them to account.
It emerged that they are planning to use a little-understood procedure to allow them to vote in private and defy the 27 EU leaders.
Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament and former leader of its socialist group, suggested a vote on the budget should be conducted in secret to allow MEPs to break away from prime ministers and party leaders and maximize the chances of it being rejected.
A vote behind closed doors would also spare Euro MPs blushes ahead of European elections in 2014, when voters seeing austerity imposed at home might punish their profligacy.
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La Cosa Nostra with the imprimatur of legitimacy.
This is hilarious, and an opportunity for Nigel Farage of UKIP (the British Euroskeptic party that has seats in the European Parliament they despise), to blow the secret vote out of the water.
That is, if they hold their vote, and his people can figure out who voted what way, that would essentially identify those MEPs who voted in favor to overrule, as traitors to their country’s governments.
...to try to block the budget deal using a secret ballot so voters cannot hold them to account. It emerged that they are planning to use a little-understood procedure to allow them to vote in private and defy the 27 EU leaders.The elected leaders agreed to 3% budget cut -- analogous to hiring a journalist to investigate bias in journalism.
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