06 January 2016

A contradiction in terms?

David Cameron on the EU referendum:
“My intention is that at the conclusion of the renegotiation, the government should reach a clear recommendation and then the referendum will be held. It is the nature of a referendum that it is the people, not the politicians, who decide.
“And, as indicated before Christmas, there will be a clear government position, but it will be open to individual ministers to take a different personal position while remaining part of the government.”
Not entirely clear how there can be "a clear government position" if some ministers take one position while others take a different stance.  But then, words mean what Cameron says they mean ... it's black and white, innit?


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