In an article about north MPs backing Blair on the EU constitution it appears Jim Cousins isn't quite so fervent in his backing.
"But Commons Treasury Committee member Mr Cousins said: 'I think the Constitution is basically less important than trying to reform the Commons Agricultural Policy and the stability and growth pact: the economic framework within which all European Union countries are expected to work. That has harmed the British economy even though we are not in the Euro.More on the Euro Constitution at the BBC.
'Whether the new constitution will help or hinder such reform is the crucial question.
'MPs will start to study the document line by line later this year and I shall decide whether to oppose or support it on the basis of what I have seen then.'"
Read the full article at the Evening Chronicle site.