Monday, 21 September 2009

Lib Dem promises

David Howarth the Lib-Dems' shadow Home Secretary, has reiterated party policy that: ID cards, the NIR, ContactPoint, the retention of the DNA of innocent people and certain powers under RIPA would be abolished under a Liberal Democrat government. We warmly welcome this.

However, the Lib-Dems voted against giving the people a referendum on the lisbon Treaty and article 62 of the treaty states that:

the Council, acting in accordance with a special legislative procedure, may adopt provisions concerning passports, identity cards, residence permits or any other such document...

As with the Conservatives, there is omerta regarding the EU dimension.

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