What do the referendum campaigners really want?

Campaigners for a referendum

By Richard Laming

Published in EUobserver, 10 September 2007

Has anyone else noticed how odd it is that the people who normally complain the most that the EU is obsessed with its procedures rather than its achievements are the ones demanding a referendum on the Reform Treaty? They think the crucial issue is the procedure of ratification rather than what the treaty will do for the EU and the citizen. I don’t agree.

This line of argument is particularly pronounced in the United Kingdom, but the people who put it forward aren’t being very fair with the arguments.

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