Tuesday, 26 June 2007
In the Lords (2.30pm - 3.00pm)
The topic in the bars, corridors and rooms around the Palace of Westminster may be about the looming restructuring of the Government, but in the Chamber of the House of Lords the eurosceptics wanted our attention to be turned to the proposed new treay for the European Union. Lord Pearson of Rannoch led the charge demanding a referendum. Supporters of Parliamentary Sovereignty stressed that it was Parliament that will make the decision to ratify, and we were treated to a list of major agreements which affected Britain that no one had called for a referendum over.