IAN HUDGHTON, SNP leader in the European Parliament
SHOULD the Lisbon treaty be torn up? The legal reality is that it has to be! Under the existing rulebook, EU treaty changes can only be approved by unanimity among member states. That principle exists for very good reasons – to ensure that no member state, however large or small, can be forced to accept fundamental changes against its will...
No DAVID MARTIN, Labour MEP for Scotland WHILE the No campaign was a broad coalition of contradictory interests, the result of the Irish referendum on the Lisbon treaty should be respected. The No vote has certainly complicated the process of updating the EU's institutional arrangement, but to throw out all of its positive aspects would be ignoring the driving concepts of institutional reform: to improve the union's ability to effectively address global issues and fully involve its citizens...
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