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Argument: Lisbon re-packaged EU Constitution without "risk" of referendums

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"An alternative guide to the Lisbon Treaty". Sinn Fein, Liberal Irish political party. - "It is an open secret that the cosmetic changes made to the constitution were motivated by a desire to avoid referendums in member states. Giuliano Amato, former Italian Prime Minister and Vice-Chair of the Convention which drew up the EU Constitution observed that 'The good thing about not calling it a Constitution is that no one can ask for a referendum on it.'"


Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato. - "The good thing about not calling it a Constitution is that no one can ask for a referendum on it."[1]

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