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Sunday, 10 July 2005

Luxembourg votes 'yes' to EU Constitutional Treaty

56.92 per cent of Luxemburgers who voted in their referendum today supported ratification. Interesting as an academic exercise, no doubt, but quite what this achieves is a mystery to me. As both France and the Netherlands have rejected ratification, and the Dutch PM has stated that Dutch voters will not be asked to vote on the matter again it really makes little difference. As the guidelines for ratification state that unanimity in favour is required before the EU Constitutional Treaty can take effect, the Treaty as currently written is dead. Period.

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