This treaty is getting me worked up but I don't have time to read around properly. I have a bunch of tabs open in my browser that I want to get through but they're just getting in my way right now.
- Politics.ie's wiki version of the treaty. It seems to have the 2 amended treaties with the effects of the amendments visible. This is exactly what the EU should have produced but didn't (or did they?).
- The IIEA's consolidated version of the treaties. Which shows you what it all looks like afterwards but doesn't show you what has changed.
- Sinn Fein's guide to the treaty. I don't like them but it's easier to verify their claims than read the whole incomprehensible mess myself
- Open Europe. Found this though this article in the Indo (which gets the web address wrong!)
- Very interesting quotes mainly "fuck you" from some of the people who wrote the treaty.
- Libertas who may or may not be a bunch of right-wing cranks but who point out plenty of bad things about the treaty.
This is the quote that pisses me off most of all, from Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Le Monde, June 2007
"Public opinion will be led to adopt, without knowing it, the proposals that we dare not present to them directly" ... "All the earlier proposals will be in the new text, but will be hidden and disguised in some way."I have heard not yet a single thing that would make me want to vote "yes" but even if I had, who the hell would trust a deliberately incomprehensible bunch of legalese written by someone who publicly admits he's trying to pull a fast one?