What if we say no to the EU constitution?

If agreed, this will replace all the current intergovernmental Treaties establishing the European Union with a new European Constitution that creates the EU as a legal entity in its own right. While the UK Government has at times argued that this is little more than a tidying up of existing Treaty agreements, many others say that it would greatly extend EU powers beyond the .Single European Market. and lock the UK into an embryonic Single European State.. In recognition of the popular disquiet over the proposals, the UK Government has now reversed its previous stance and conceded that any ratification of the Constitution should be subject to a referendum.


Lord Blackwell - Wednesday, 27th October, 2004