Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Conservative peers try to stall Lisbon treaty Bill

I can only wish them well in their task for the day. As the Times says

The Conservatives will table an unusual motion today urging that the third reading of the European Reform Treaty Bill, due tomorrow afternoon, be delayed, probably until the autumn.

They are seeking the support of Liberal Democrat, crossbench and even rebel Labour peers to back the measure, arguing that they would not be stopping ratification altogether but delaying it while Ireland and Europe decide what to do next.

David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, flew back from the foreign ministers' meeting yesterday to tell the Commons that the Government believed ratification should continue as planned.

Conservative peers try to stall Lisbon treaty Bill as Ireland seeks more time - Times Online

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