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Jack Straw (source US Department of Defense)

10 July 2005

Let’s hope the Luxembourgers vote Yes in the referendum today, as a response to Jack Straw if nothing else.

Jack Straw, who is the British foreign minister, said at the opening of the British presidency that “The original plan for a federal Europe is dead. That was a message from the French and Dutch no votes in their referendums.”

That’s a good reason for Luxembourg to vote Yes.

Of course, there is more to it than this. Jack Straw’s own policy at time of the French and Dutch referendums was to support French and Dutch Yes votes. What would he have said in the event of his own policy being successful?

This blog entry first appeared on www.yes-campaign.net. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Federal Union or of the Yes campaign.

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