UK to lose its veto over 43 EU policy areas from November 01st

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The full implications of the Lisbon Treaty, which certain of the Labour party bragged they never even read before signing, and on which David Cameron reneged on his "Cast Iron" guarantee to give the public a referendum, continue to unfold, as the UK will lose its right to veto and hence its sovereignty over the following policy areas from Nov 01st.

These matters will now be decided in the EU by Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) which in practice will require just 55% of the member-states to agree in order to pass legislation for all member-states:

1) Administrative cooperation,
2) Asylum,
3) Border Controls,
4) Citizens initiative regulations,
5) Civil Protection,
6) Committee of the regions,
7) Common Defence Policy,
8) Crime prevention incentives,
9) Criminal judicial cooperation,
10) Criminal Law
11) Culture,
12) Diplomatic judicial cooperation,
13) Economic Social Committee,
14) Emergency International aid,
15) Energy,
16) EU Budget,
17) Eurojust,
18) European Central Bank,
19) European Court of Justice,
20) Europol
21) Eurozone external representation,
22) Foreign Affairs High Representation Election,
23) Freedom of Movement of Workers,
24) Freedom to Establish a Business,
25) Freedom, Security, Justice, cooperation & evaluation policy,
26) Funding the Common Foreign & Security Policy,
27) General economic interest services,
28) Humanitarian Aid,
29) Immigration,
30) Intellectual property
31) Organisation of the Council of the EU,
32) Police cooperation,
33) President of the European Council election,
34) Response to natural disaster & terrorism,
35) Rules concerning the Armaments Agency,
36) Self-employment rights,
37) Social Security Unanimity,
38) Space,
39) Sport,
40) Structural & Cohesion Funds,
41) Tourism,
42) Transport,
43) Withdrawal of a member state
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we need a referendum right now
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Almost all of these were integrated and QMV already and have been for many years, and even then, many of the fields cited are not QMV in their entirety, but aspects of them.

OP, stop spreading misinformation.
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(Original post by gladders)
Almost all of these were integrated and QMV already and have been for many years, and even then, many of the fields cited are not QMV in their entirety, but aspects of them.

OP, stop spreading misinformation.
But without misinformation how can we have have a proper debate on the EU?

I don't suppose you have any sort of relatively unbias sources explaining the the Lisbon treaty?
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You also need 65% of the total EU population as well as 55% of the member states under the new rules.

QMV is a better system than requiring unanimity on everything which just drags things down in bureaucracy.

Now if we leave the EU the new terms of relationship between the UK and EU will just have to be ratified by QMV rather than unanimity. Can you imagine what it would be like if every member state had to sign off any concessions the UK was granted by the EU upon leaving, all it would take is one vindictive state to block everything and we would have been forced in to a completely out, no free trade type deal.

The UK parliament doesn't use QMV it only requires a simple majority to get things through which is easy because of party whips. Is that good democracy? Does it reflect the wishes of the British people?

UK parliament says lets cut the armed forces, OK that must be what the British people want.
UK parliament says lets sell off parts of the NHS, that must be what British people want as well.
Protect overseas aid whilst other things get cut, yep UK parliament is the voice of the British people.
MPs pay rises, go ahead if you want it, the British people want it.
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(Original post by thesabbath)
43) Withdrawal of a member state
And you think this is a bad thing?
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Death to the terrorist organisation that is the EU!
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Death to the terrorist organisation that is the EU!
Tourist organisation?
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(Original post by Quady)
Tourist organisation?
No.
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