Via We are no longer crucial. We are marginal again — unless we say ‘No’ to the Lisbon Treaty – Analysis, Opinion –, we learn that full ratification of the Lisbon Treaty will be further delayed, making a UK referendum under a Conservative government more likely:

The implications of this week’s judgment on the Lisbon Treaty by the German Constitutional Court are profound for the whole of Europe and raise many questions, both for Germany and for all member states, whether or not they have it ratified. In light of the many sober messages given ‘in the name of the German people’ by the seven judges, it is difficult to see how the largest state in the European Union can rush headlong into the political processes that the court requires of the state, though this seems to be the intention and may well be the outcome.

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