You have to love this government. First they deny us the referendum they promised us in their election manifesto even though everyone knows that the 'reform treaty' is basically just the old constitution with the serial numbers filed off and a quick respray job, when they're forced to at least have some parliamentary debate on it they try and cut in half the number of days of scrutiny and now we find out that apparently large chunks on rather important issues wont be determined until the treaty has been approved by the more eurosceptic countries. Things like the possibility of a European army, the powers of an EU president, how the proposed EU diplomatic service will work, the powers of the new EU foreign minister and whether the European police office will be able to expand its activities seem like incredibly important issues that parliament is being asked to debate and vote on without full knowledge. I really just can't get my head around this, it's absolutely bonkers. I certainly wouldn't sign a legal document without first reading it and depending on how complicated it as having a lawyer give it the once over at well so why is the government seemingly doing exactly the opposite? They seem to be actively working against their own national interest simply to be seen as 'good Europeans'.