Posted by: secretperson | March 29, 2008

On the EU, in the Interests of Fairness

A House of Lords constitutional committee has said the Lisbon Treaty “has no constitutional implications” for the UK.

They made no comment on the similarity to the original Constitution, on which all three major parties promised a referendum.

However, the committee made it clear Parliament, not just government, should have a say on future opt-in/opt-outs suggesting that these areas are areas of concern, and that there should be no major EU changes for a while once Lisbon has gone through.

One point raised was that the clause allowing a state to leave the EU, pointed to the primary sovereignty of parliament. As the Lisbon treaty seems a fait accompli, we EUsceptics should concentrate on persuading the British public, and through them the politicians, to use this escape clause.

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  1. Although I understand there were pluses and minuses discussed in the ratification debate, I want to congratulate my European friends and say, chins up! It is difficult indeed to get unanimity among so many governments. I think it shows strength in Europe. If I haven’t disgusted you sufficiently already, I recommend the following post, http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/the-eu-as-a-partner-for-the-us/

  2. It takes more than someone disagreeing with me to disgust me, euandus!


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