18th March 2013: Yesterday at the European Parliament in Brussels, Andrew Brons made the following contribution to a debate in the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) following a presentation from David Liddington, Minister of State for Europe in the British Government.
"As is well known, most of the modifications of the UK's relationship with the EU that you seek would require treaty changes and treaty changes can take place only by unanimous vote of all twenty-eight members. Have you any reason to believe that all of the other twenty-seven members are likely to give that consent?
"The answer is that this is just a wheeze to prevent the Establishment Safety Valve Party from taking your votes.
"However, don't worry, its role is just to occupy a space temporarily. It will disappear just as soon as it is no longer needed."