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European Union (Referendum) Bill

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 20/06/2013

European Union (Referendum) Bill

The text of the bill as presented to The House of Commons as a Private Members Bill on 19-Jun-2013 by James Wharton MP.

For Press Comment see as posted, below The Text of The Bill:

European Union (Referendum) Bill

A

BILL

TO
Make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice
and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1. Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union

 
(1) A referendum is to be held
on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

(2) The referendum must be held before 31 December 2017.(3) The Secretary of State shall by order, and before 31 December 2016,

 
appoint the day on which the referendum is to be held.(4) An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument and
 
may not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.(5) The question that is to appear on the ballot papers is
 —
 
“Do you think that the United Kingdom should
 be
a member of the European Union?”
 (6) In Wales, a Welsh version of the question is also to appear on the ballot papers, as provided by order.

2. Entitlement to vote in the referendum

(1) Those entitled to vote in the referendum are
 —
 (a) the persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote as electors at a parliamentary election in any constituency, and(b) the persons who, on that date, are disqualified by reason of being peers from voting as electors at parliamentary elections.

3. Conduct of the referendum and further provisions

(1)
 
The Electoral Commission shall publish a report setting out its recommendations for the rule in accordance with which the referendum is to be conducted, further provisions about the referendum and the application to the referendum of provisions relevant to elections.(2)
 
The Secretary of State, having regard to the report under subsection (1), shall by order provide for the rules in accordance with which the referendum is to be conducted.(3)
 
The Secretary of State may by order give effect to further provisions about the referendum and the application to the referendum of provisions relevant to elections as recommended by the Electoral Commission.(4)
 
An order under this section shall be made by statutory instrument and may not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

4. Expenditure

(1) There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament-(a) Any expenditure of the Secretary of State in consequence of this Act; and(b) Any increase attributable to this Act in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided.

5. Short title

(1) This Act may be cited as the European Union (Referendum) Act 2013.

END of text.

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Media Comment:

Benedict Brogan

Benedict Brogan is the Daily Telegraph’s Deputy Editor. 

The EU referendum Bill is published today: here’s what happens next

And they’re off. James Wharton publishes his referendum Bill today. He’s chosen to produce it in its full form for First Reading rather than as a draft. The European Union (Referendum) Bill ‘Makes provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union’. It’s been tightly drawn – it covers just one side of A4 – and keeps it simple. The question on the ballot paper would be: ‘Do you think that the United Kingdom should be a member of the European Union?’ Mr Wharton has done lots of work and consulted widely. Downing Street has been helpful, and so have the Whips – John Randall is taking charge of that side of things. The choice of sponsors is telling: he’s gone for a spread of interests, geographical areas and influence: Guto Bebb, Cheryl Murray, Sir Tony Baldry, Dr Liam Fox, Sir Gerald Howarth, Jackie Doyle-Price, Zac Goldsmith, Nigel Dodds, Bill Cash, Graham Brady and Stephen Dorrell. Intriguingly, David Cameron and William Hague were keen to be sponsors (the maximum allowed is 12, including the Member in charge) but were told by the Clerks and the Speaker that this would make it a Government Bill.

Second Reading is Friday July 5. Labour and the Lib Dems are expected to abstain, so it should sail through. Betting is about 15 Labour MPs will turn up to support it, as will a number of Lib Dems. It then goes into Committee, probably on July 17. The trick is to get it out of committee quickly before it can be overtaken by other Private Members’ Bills and timed out. Mr Wharton is confident he can. The crucial next step then is Report stage on November 8, when the wrecking attempts will begin in earnest. The Speaker can group amendments tabled to drown the Bill, but Mr Wharton and his supporters are limited to two closure votes to keep debates on track, so it will require fine management. It would then head for its closing stages a week later.

The betting will be that Ed Miliband will dearly want the Bill to be talked out or otherwise wrecked before Labour is confronted with a final vote on the principle. We should expect therefore all manner of operations designed to kill it in Report stage, either by those who oppose it on principle, or those working on behalf of the Labour leadership to spare Mr Miliband embarrassment. The same must be true for Nick Clegg, who is smart enough to know that whatever his views on Europe, being caught opposing giving voters a say is a bad line to take in 2015. Fear of being exposed as an obstacle to a popular vote on EU membership may drive Messrs Miliband and Clegg to all manner of skullduggery (that said, they could flip the other way and go along with it to neutralise the issue, and hope that it will make no difference to the chances of a Lab-Lib coalition after 2015).

Chances? Of getting through the Commons – better than evens I reckon, but with plenty of opportunity for disaster. As for the Lords the assumption it will die there, but not before its central purpose will have been served: to identify the persons and parties who want to deny the British people a say.

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BILDERBERG Delegates 06-09-Jun-2013 Watford, UK.

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 09/06/2013

BILDERBERG Delegates 06-09-Jun-2013 Watford, UK.

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Bilderberg Meetings

Hertfordshire, England 6-9 June 2013

Final list of Participants

Chairman

FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
DEU Achleitner, Paul M. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Board, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
GBR Agius, Marcus Former Chairman, Barclays plc
GBR Alexander, Helen Chairman, UBM plc
USA Altman, Roger C. Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners
FIN Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
USA Athey, Susan Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
TUR Aydıntaşbaş, Aslı Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper
TUR Babacan, Ali Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs
GBR Balls, Edward M. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA
FRA Barré, Nicolas Managing Editor, Les Echos
INT Barroso, José M. Durão President, European Commission
FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
FRA Bavinchove, Olivier de Commander, Eurocorps
GBR Bell, John Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
ITA Bernabè, Franco Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia S.p.A.
USA Bezos, Jeff Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
SWE Bildt, Carl Minister for Foreign Affairs
SWE Borg, Anders Minister for Finance
NLD Boxmeer, Jean François van Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Heineken N.V.
NOR Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt
GBR Cameron, David Prime Minister
ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
CAN Clark, W. Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Group
GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament
DNK Corydon, Bjarne Minister of Finance
GBR Cowper-Coles, Sherard Business Development Director, International, BAE Systems plc
ITA Cucchiani, Enrico Tommaso CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
BEL Davignon, Etienne Minister of State; Former Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
GBR Davis, Ian Chairman, Rolls-Royce plc
NLD Dijkgraaf, Robbert H. Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
TUR Dinçer, Haluk President, Retail and Insurance Group, Sabancı Holding A.S.
GBR Dudley, Robert Group Chief Executive, BP plc
USA Eberstadt, Nicholas N. Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute
NOR Eide, Espen Barth Minister of Foreign Affairs
SWE Ekholm, Börje President and CEO, Investor AB
DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, EADS
USA Evans, J. Michael Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.
DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
USA Feldstein, Martin S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER
FRA Fillon, François Former Prime Minister
USA Fishman, Mark C. President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
GBR Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
IRL Gallagher, Paul Senior Counsel
USA Gfoeller, Michael Political Consultant
ITA Gruber, Lilli Journalist – Anchorwoman, La 7 TV
ESP Guindos, Luis de Minister of Economy and Competitiveness
CHE Gutzwiller, Felix Member of the Swiss Council of States
NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary  General of Bilderberg Meetings
FIN Heinonen, Olli Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
GBR Henry, Simon CFO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
FRA Hermelin, Paul Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group
ESP Isla, Pablo Chairman and CEO, Inditex Group
USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard
USA Johnson, James A. Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
CHE Jordan, Thomas J. Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
USA Kaplan, Robert D. Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor
USA Karp, Alex Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
GBR Kerr, John Independent Member, House of Lords
USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
NLD Knot, Klaas H.W. President, De Nederlandsche Bank
TUR Koç, Mustafa V. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
DEU Koch, Roland CEO, Bilfinger SE
USA Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
CHE Kudelski, André Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
GRC Kyriacopoulos, Ulysses Chairman, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
INT Lagarde, Christine Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
DEU Lauk, Kurt J. Chairman of the Economic Council to the CDU, Berlin
USA Lessig, Lawrence Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School; Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
BEL Leysen, Thomas Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
DEU Lindner, Christian Party Leader, Free Democratic Party (FDP NRW)
SWE Löfven, Stefan Party Leader, Social Democratic Party (SAP)
DEU Löscher, Peter President and CEO, Siemens AG
GBR Mandelson, Peter Chairman, Global Counsel; Chairman, Lazard International
USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
CAN McKenna, Frank Chair, Brookfield Asset Management
GBR Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations
ITA Monti, Mario Former Prime Minister
USA Mundie, Craig J. Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation
ITA Nagel, Alberto CEO, Mediobanca
NLD Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of The
USA Ng, Andrew Y. Co-Founder, Coursera
FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc
GBR Omand, David Visiting Professor, King’s College London
GBR Osborne, George Chancellor of the Exchequer
USA Ottolenghi, Emanuele Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
TUR Özel, Soli Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University; Columnist, Habertürk Newspaper
GRC Papahelas, Alexis Executive Editor, Kathimerini Newspaper
TUR Pavey, Şafak Member of Parliament (CHP)
FRA Pécresse, Valérie Member of Parliament (UMP)
USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
USA Petraeus, David H. General, U.S. Army (Retired)
PRT Portas, Paulo Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. Chair, Torys LLP
INT Reding, Viviane Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
CAN Reisman, Heather M. CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
FRA Rey, Hélène Professor of Economics, London Business School
GBR Robertson, Simon Partner, Robertson Robey Associates LLP; Deputy Chairman, HSBC Holdings
ITA Rocca, Gianfelice Chairman,Techint Group
POL Rostowski, Jacek Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
USA Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
NLD Rutte, Mark Prime Minister
AUT Schieder, Andreas State Secretary of Finance
USA Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
PRT Seguro, António José Secretary General, Socialist Party
FRA Senard, Jean-Dominique CEO, Michelin Group
NOR Skogen Lund, Kristin Director General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
USA Slaughter, Anne-Marie Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
GBR Taylor, Martin Former Chairman, Syngenta AG
INT Thiam, Tidjane Group CEO, Prudential plc
USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Thiel Capital
USA Thompson, Craig B. President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
DNK Topsøe, Jakob Haldor Partner, AMBROX Capital A/S
FIN Urpilainen, Jutta Minister of Finance
CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Honorary Chairman, Novartis AG
GBR Voser, Peter R. CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
CAN Wall, Brad Premier of Saskatchewan
SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB
USA Warsh, Kevin Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
CAN Weston, Galen G. Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
GBR Williams of Crosby, Shirley Member, House of Lords
GBR Wolf, Martin H. Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
INT Zoellick, Robert B. Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
AUT Austria INT      International
BEL Belgium IRL      Ireland
CAN Canada ITA      Italy
CHE Switzerland NLD    Netherlands
DEU Germany NOR   Norway
DNK Denmark POL    Poland
ESP Spain PRT    Portugal
FIN Finland SWE   Sweden
FRA France TUR    Turkey
GBR Great Britain USA    United States of America
GRC Greece

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The HARROGATE AGENDA – WE DEMAND

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 01/06/2013

The HARROGATE AGENDA – WE DEMAND

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The Harrogate Agenda seeks to bring about genuine democracy in the United Kingdom.  Democracy is about more than being able to vote, it is about ensuring our country has a proper democratic structures at all levels and that the people, not the political class, hold power.  The Harrogate Agenda campaign is a grassroots one.  It is not party political or positioned at any single point on the political spectrum.

1. the people are sovereign: the sovereignty of the peoples of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland shall be recognised by the Crown and the government of our nations. The people in their collective form, by giving their consent, comprise the ultimate authority of their nations and the source of all political power;

2. local democracy: the foundation of our democracy shall be the counties (or other local units as may be defined), which shall become constitutional bodies exercising under the control of their peoples all powers of legislation, taxation and administration not specifically granted by the people to the national government;

3. elected prime ministers: to enable separation of power, prime ministers shall be elected by popular vote; they shall appoint their own ministers, with the approval of parliament, to assist in the exercise of such powers as may be granted to them by the sovereign people of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; no prime ministers or their ministers shall be members of parliament or any legislative assembly;

4. all legislation subject to consent: no legislation or treaty shall take effect without the direct consent of the majority of the people, by positive vote if so demanded, and that no legislation or treaty shall continue to have effect when that consent is withdrawn by the majority of the people;

5. no taxes or spending without consent: no tax, charge or levy shall be imposed, nor any public spending authorised, nor any sum borrowed by any national or local government except with the express permission of the majority of the people, renewed annually on presentation of a properly authenticated budget which shall first have been approved by their respective legislatures;

6. a constitutional convention: Parliament, once members of the executive are excluded, convenes a constitutional convention to draw up a definitive codified constitution for the people of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which shall recognise their sovereign status and their inherent, inalienable rights and which shall be subject to their approval.

If you use Twitter and mention the Harrogate Agenda please consider using the hashtag #HarrogateAgenda

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