A HIPSTER politician has claimed that Article 49 of the Lisbon Treaty is actually a lot better than Article 50.
Julian Cook said he understands why everyone is talking about Article 50 but they should also check out 49 and even 48 if they can get a copy.
Cook said: “Just listen to this – ‘Any European State which respects the values referred to in Article 2 and is committed to promoting them may apply to become a member of the Union. The European Parliament and national Parliaments shall be notified of this application’.
“That’s just great. It’s well, well ahead of it’s time.”
He added: “You can totally see how they were building towards Article 50 but without all the gloss and stuff.”
Asked what he thought about Article 51 Cook said: “It’s just too commercial. I mean, ‘The provisions of this charter are addressed to the institutions, bodies’ – blah blah, heard it all before mate.”