Some Europhiles seem determined to prevent the UK public from ever having a say over the constitutional structures of the EU. I noted Jack Straw trying this on a few years ago; now Sir Ming Campbell is at it. Instead of letting people have a say on the EU’s constitutional structures, as laid down in the new treaty, he’s proposing a referendum on UK membership of the EU! This is just like the lie that the UK would have to leave the EU if it voted down the Constitution (which insult to truth and democracy was disproven when France and the Netherlands remained members): the choice is between the proposed constitutional arrangements and UK withdrawal, with no option of different arrangements and continued membership.
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