Ratified: how peers undermined the country / Democracy? Well, once upon a time…

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Series Details Vol.15, No.7, August 2008, p14-15, 16-17
Publication Date August 2008
ISSN 1351-6620
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Glen Ruffle argues that many of the Lords, some in receipt of EU pensions, chose to accept that the Lisbon Treaty meant a deepening of the European supserstate and vote accordingly, undermining their own country, betraying their own people, and weakening their own positions in the weakened version of the parliamentary democracy of the UK. He asks: what is the point of a House of Lords if they are complicit with the giving of their own power to Europe, who
fail to use their expertise to read and judge the Treaty, and who follow warped party lines over matters of national interest?

Don Anderson considers the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in the UK a proper surrender of the Parliament to an unaccountable superstate, which turns us all into formal EU citizens.

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