Heh. Somehow, I get the feeling that what would likely be called The Treaty of Prague will open with words to the effect of, "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
Czech president surprised at Britain continuing ratification
Czech President Vaclav Klaus does not understand why the British parliament continues in the ratification of the Lisbon treaty today, after the Irish voters rejected it last week, Klaus has told reporters.
"The Irish 'no' clearly said that the treaty was over. I think that patients and not treaties should be resuscitated," said Klaus, who met journalists for the first time since a hip joint surgery today.
The Lisbon treaty to reform EU institutions, which replaced the rejected European constitution, must be ratified by all 27 member states to take effect.
After the rejection of the Lisbon treaty in the Irish referendum, everybody should understand that "this is not the way," Klaus noted.
He said previously that the ratification ended with the Irish "no."
Klaus pointed out that "a document of a completely different character" should replace the Lisbon treaty. If no one writes it, he is prepared to do so, he added.
"If they make me stay in hospital for long, I will write it myself," he said with a smile.
The House of Lords is to deal with the Lisbon treaty in second and third reading today. The House of Commons has already approved it.Via ČeskéNoviny
Britain might theoretically ratify the Lisbon treaty before the EU summit in Brussels, starting on Thursday.
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