Catching up with Question Time, the following occurred to me as facts most of us could agree:
- The Lisbon Treaty is not called a constitution
- The Lisbon Treaty is virtually impossible to read
- The Lisbon Treaty is nearly identical in substance to the document that was called a constitution
The Lisbon Treaty reminds us that the proposed constitution for the European Union was also practically meaningless to Europe’s population. There was a time when The Economist agreed, suggesting it should be given the red card, but they seem resigned to the same fate these days.
What a sad reflection then on the document, the project, the Union and the people involved that they can do no better than this awful mess after so much effort. Perish the thought that this should be a model for the World.
Surely a constitution should inspire?