EU Reform: Hidden Agenda

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Throughout the European Union, the E.U. Reform Treaty (a.k.a. the Treaty of Lisbon) is trundling toward ratification by each of the 27 member states. In the U.K., for example, the ratifying legislation has, with much acrimony, recently completed its passage through the House of Commons, and it will soon start its passage through the House of Lords. So, it is a good time to take a hard look at the nature of the treaty, and indeed to ask the question of what the E.U. is really all about.

The new treaty is, of course, secondhand goods. Some three...

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