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Monday, June 16, 2008
Lord David Owen (Labour Foreign Secretary, 1977-79):
It is very hard for the political elite in Europe to accept that their dream of ever-greater integration does not carry conviction with their own electorates....By any conceivable test of democratic procedure, the House of Lords should vote to put Treaty ratification on ice, at least until there is an agreed EU policy as to how to handle the Irish "No" vote.