Monday, January 16, 2006

Not Before 2007

To coin the lovely phrase, the EU Constitution hasn't gone away you know. Although it's in hiding in Ireland. As noted on the The Fundamental Principles of the European Constitition blog, Bertie has just said that there won't be any movement on the issue before the next French Presidential election (in 2007) so the constitution won't be addressed in the lifetime of the Dáil. Here's hoping that when they do deal with it they do what the Convention actually intended, which is a basic statement of principles of governance, not a gargantuan attempt to fuse all treaties together.

And maybe, while they're at it, they could come up with a different name...

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