"The red lines have been secured. The British national interest has been protected," Mr Brown said.
He said Britain can still set its own policies on justice, home and foreign affairs, as well as security.
Wow—isn't that just fucking dandy! Well done, Gordon!
You mean that Britain will be allowed to set its own policies on justice, home and foreign affairs and security? Well, that's just fantastic! Just think, before we joined this wonderful European Union, we were only allowed to set ANY FUCKING POLICY IN ANY FUCKING AREA WE FUCKING WELL WANTED TO, YOU TRAITOR CUNT POLITICOS.
Every single politician, civil servant, politico-wonk cunt and EU-loving media shitball since 1970 should be hanged for the traitorous betrayal of both the Crown and the British people, you lying corrupt bunch of fucking shits. I hate and loathe you all so very, very much.
And I hate these fuckers who pretend that we can be part of the EU without the integration: they are lying cunts too, as Vindico points out.
The EU is based on three little words which sit in every treaty: "ever closer union". There is no half-way house, no middle point, no Europe of nations. There is but a single end goal - a United States of Europe. The ECJ has to find in favour of ever closer union, since these words are in the treaties, and is anybody willing to offer odds on how long it will be before one of our precious red lines is overruled by the ECJ? Ever closer union is the religion, it is the end game. The Tories 'In Europe but not ruled by Europe' is absurd in the extreme. One cannot be half pregnant. The only question is In or Out?
Quite. And now, just to ram home the fucking point of what has been done here, here's a nice piece of future history from EU Referendum.
There is still some argument about the precise date on which it happened. Some assert that it was 18 October 2007, when prime minister Brown (see archive photograph, left – believed to be taken about that time) agreed in principle to what became known as the "Lisbon Treaty" – once the pretence that it was a "reform" treaty was no longer necessary.
Others suggest that it was the following day, when Brown initialled the communiqué giving his assent to the treaty, following down the path set for him on 18 June 2007 when his predecessor, Mr Tony Blair, agreed on the "mandate" which led to the treaty.
Some declare that it was on the day in December when Brown formally signed the new treaty and still others maintain that it took effect from the day when the amendment to the European Communities Act was given Royal Assent, placing the treaty formally on the statute book of the United Kingdom and thus embedding it as part of its constitution.
But, to a man – and the occasional woman – all agree that, whatever day it was, it was the last time the once-proud nation which called itself the United Kingdom had its own independent government. Mr Brown was the last prime minister of the last British government.
It is time for the libertarian revolution to start...