Treaty on hold until court rules – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2008 in EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“Gordon Brown has said Britain will not ratify the EU Treaty until the High Court has ruled on a separate bid to force a British referendum.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2008

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Lords reject EU referendum call – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in constitutional law, EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“The House of Lords has voted against holding a referendum on the EU Treaty – a day before the Irish Republic’s national ballot on the agreement.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

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High court to consider referendum on EU treaty – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in EC law, judicial review, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“A millionaire businessman today won permission for a high court challenge over the government’s refusal to hold a referendum on the EU reform treaty.”

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

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Cherie Blair’s firm hired to stop EU treaty – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in EC law, judicial review, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“One of Britain’s richest men has hired Cherie Blair’s law firm to advise him on a £750,000 High Court battle that could force Gordon Brown to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

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Ballots add to pressure for treaty referendum – The Times

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“Pressure for a national referendum on the Lisbon treaty intensified yesterday when a pressure group announced that more than 150,000 people took part in local ballots on the issue.”

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The Times, 3rd March 2008

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Paul Lasok: EU referendum would clear air – Legal Week

Posted November 15th, 2007 in EC law, referendums, special report, treaties by sally

“In the UK, treaty-making is a matter for the Crown acting in conjunction with Parliament. The few instances of referendums and the like are insufficient to give rise to a constitutional convention saying that a referendum must be held if a treaty such as the European Union (EU) Reform Treaty is to be ratified. Whether or not there should be a referendum on the EU Reform Treaty is therefore a political rather than a legal question. This is except for the idea once floated by the Conservative Party of holding a referendum after ratification with a view to backing out of the Reform Treaty if it found against it, which does have legal implications. The professed purpose of such a post-ratification referendum is to engineer a breach by the UK of a legally binding promise that it had entered into freely and in accordance with domestic procedures and processes.”

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Legal Week, 15th November 2007

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