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Stuart Wheeler, the spread-betting multi-millionaire, has lost his legal challenge to Gordon Brown's decision to ratify the Lisbon Treaty.
A High court ruling removed the last obstacle to Britain's ratification of the European Union's treaty despite Labour's manifesto for a public vote.
Mr Brown has been under intense pressure to declare the treaty dead after Irish voters rejected it in a referendum earlier this month.
Originally posted by Euroche
It's about time this ridiculous lawsuit was dismissed.
A federalised Europe will happen sooner or later. Ireland cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the other 26 states.
His lawyers argued there were no "material differences" between the Constitutional Treaty - rejected by voters in France and the Netherlands in 2005 - and the Lisbon Treaty which replaced it.
But Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Mackay ruled that it had not been unreasonable for the Government to conclude there were material differences. No promise of a referendum could be implied, and Mr Wheeler's case "falls at the first hurdle".
Interview with President Klaus about Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty
Autor: Petr Kolár | Publikováno: 20.6.2008 | Rubrika: Rozhovory
What do you think about the Irish NO?The whole of Europe should thank the Irish people for slowing down the current erroneous processes towards more unification, towards the suppression of nation states, towards a ‘Europe of regions’, and towards greater centralization from above, which the Lisbon Treaty embodied. The referendum was a perfect example of what ordinary people think about this development – at odds with the EU-supporting politicians whose motivation lies elsewhere. I thanked a few Irish personally.
Originally posted by babylonstew
Well, im from the UK, and far is im concerned, i dont live in a STATE, i live in a sovereign COUNTRY
Originally posted by ladysharrowandherbarrow
Euroche do you beleive in democracy? Ireland was obliged to have a vote by its national constitution www.taoiseach.gov.ie....
The Lisbon treaty - can only be ratified if all member-states agree to do so.
You do understand what the word all means?
A vote should be given to all the citizens of the EU states not to Eurocrats whom decide on our future. As far as Stuart Wheeler is concerned good for him and i have no qualms in supporting him at all? The majority of people in the UK want a vote..
Have you read the Lisbon treaty?