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BIRMINGHAM MP Gisela Stuart has savaged the Prime Minister for failing to hold a referendum on a new European treaty.

The German-born Edgbaston MP accused Gordon Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair of reneging on a promise to let the people decide on moves which opponents fear will hand more powers over to Brussels.

"One of Tony Blair's last acts was to renege on a promise and it is almost unbelievable that one of Gordon Brown's first has been to do the same," she said. "There is still time for Gordon Brown to put this right."

Ms Stuart was one of Britain's representatives on the steering group which produced a draft European Union constitution.

She challenged Mr Brown to make good on his pledge to listen to people and involve them in decisions. "He needs to give people the final say on the treaty," she said.
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Date:Jul 30, 2007
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