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UK Conservative Resigns From Euro Parliament Post

Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009 11:03 PM


Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP, has resigned as European legal spokesman only two months after taking up the post in protest at his party's stance on the Lisbon Treaty.

Hannan, a leading Euroskeptic, became the Tory spokesman on legal affairs in the European Parliament in September.

But last night on his Telegraph blog, Hannan, the Conservative MEP for South East England, said he would be returning to the back benches in order to campaign for direct democracy that will see power in the hands of individual citizens.

Hannan's resignation comes as David Cameron said he could not longer consider holding a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty now that it had been ratified by all 27 European Union countries.

He has instead decided to concentrate on clawing back some EU policies and never again allow powers to be passed to Brussels without a vote in Britain.

In his blog, Hannan argues that the issue of referendums goes beyond Europe and the Lisbon Treaty.

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