Richard has beaten me to it with his response. Mine are no and yes (there are two questions after all!)
What am I talking about? It's this. Slipped through when the unelected think we're all off paddling at the seaside or taking a last minute look round one of our stately homes which could well be in line to be the HQ of some global conglomerate in the not too distant future.
Lord Sassoon, the Commercial Secretary, said the Treasury would block any plans. “The Government is opposed to direct taxes financing the EU budget,” he said. “The UK believes that taxation is a matter for Member States to determine at a national level and would have a veto over any plans for such taxes.”
Pathetic. I too have little faith in the coalition doing anything other than saying, "Yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir". Cameron has to keep favour with Nick, the leader of our EU fan club.
Is there nobody in power who can halt this slide to a federal Europe?