Again and again Lisbon raises it head. I was at an FG Branch meeting last week when an idea for a solution to Lisbon was aired. Split in three was the suggestion. The three sections would be:
2. The Charter for Fundamental Rights
3. The Common Foreign and Security Policy
Now that should make things a bit easier and you split the argument in 3 and means those who know the EU needs reforming but who have doubts on CFSP and on the Charter can vote no to them. The UK and Poland have secured opt-outs on the Charter and Denmark has long held opt-outs (from Amsterdam or Maastricht) on CFSP.
Of course I would vote Yes to all 3 and would be encouraging people to vote YES-YES-YES.
Decisions are going to have to be made soon and if the Government put the same question again, I wont be supporting it.