A businessman called Stuart Wheeler has decided to sue Gordon Brown for breach of his electoral promise to hold a referendum on the European Constitution. I don't think that anyone thought that he could win but apparently Mr Justice Owen has ruled that he has a case and has granted a judicial review. The judge has ruled that,"The obligation to hold the promised referendum cannot be avoided simply by the fact that it now bears a different name".
The judicial review will take place on 9 and 10 June and if the courts rule against the PM and the Foreign Secretary then they would have to place a bill before parliament which provides for a referendum. Well I never! Poor old Gordon is losing out all along the line which just goes to prove that cheats never prosper.