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Does that leave the UK as the sole refusniks on that then? The Irish government muttered about not ratifying it then ran away screaming when everyone looked at them funny ...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Oct 22nd, 2007 at 10:40:36 AM EST
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The UK don't want no stinking rights. British liberty is the residue of concessions made by our ancient rulers, which our present masters have not got around to withdrawing yet.

I am sure Tony Blair thinks that the biggest mistake he made was to enact the Human Rights Act 1998 (extending parts of the European Convention of Human Rights into UK domestic law).

The last thing the British ruling class wants to do is add additional barriers to executive authority.

However to say something about Poland, it is a good thing if they wish to adopt the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

by Gary J on Mon Oct 22nd, 2007 at 11:06:50 AM EST
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Yes, it looks like UK will remain the only EU member state in which the Charter will not be legally binding.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Oct 22nd, 2007 at 11:12:39 AM EST
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