Why Luxembourg should vote Yes

Palace of the Grand Duke, Luxembourg

By Richard Laming

Published in EUobserver, 7 July 2005

I don’t think anyone should be surprised if the people of Luxembourg need quite a lot of persuasion to vote for the European constitution in their referendum this coming Sunday (10 July).

The French and Dutch No votes appear to have killed the text, with all due respect to the Spanish who voted Yes by a large majority themselves.

The constitution needed unanimous agreement and now requires unanimous ratification if it is to come into force.

Now that the French and Dutch have voted No, that unanimous ratification looks out of reach. In which case, why should the Luxembourgers bother to vote Yes?

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