In other words the Lisbon treaty makes a major dislocation to British democracy and the UK constitution. It creates powers ABOVE the nation State -- directly contrary to the founding principles of the Community system. Robert Schuman was clear: the nation State was the final arbiter of the powers delegated in a Community. The people must be free to choose.
- How does the country escape financial ruin if all euro-based trading leaves UK and the City?
- Legal collapse (No replacement agencies are in place, nor treaties)?
- Industrial pauperisation?
- How can a country look into the future with every British and European regulation legally unsafe?
- Why on earth would an honest government try to hide the fact that the treaty was soundly rejected in French and Dutch referendums?
- That Governments promised one in the UK?
- That Britons are still waiting for that?
- Then to add insult to illegality the government is wrong in using an article in a treaty that first requires a referendum to activate it?
They should be aware of the consequences for parliamentary democracy and long-term lack of trust in UK institutions.