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How the EU hid the Rejected Constitution for Europe (2004) within the text of the Lisbon Treaty (2007)

28th August, 2015

(updated 13th June  2016)

last updated 21st January 2019)

EU Constitution (2004):                                                            PDF Version
Part 1

Below are some of the relevant sections from the Constitution for Europe (2004) which have been cross-referenced with the texts in the Lisbon Treaty (2007) for comparison. The Constitution for Europe (2004) was rejected by French and Dutch voters in 2005, and the EU arranged for the main Articles, Declarations and Protocols (~95%) of that rejected Constitution to be distributed (hidden) within the texts of Lisbon Treaty (2007) - to avoid any further Referendums on the EU integration process. 

Constitution for Europe (2004) - Extracts

I-6   EU Constitution and law has primacy over member states.
I-9-2 … accepts the EU Convention on Protection of Human Rights.
I-10 … will start with both EU and national citizenship.
I-12 member states may not compete with the EU's powers
I-12-2 in shared powers, member nations may not exercise power unless the EU allows.
I-12-4 the EU has power over defence.   
I-13 the EU has absolute power on: customs, rules on the single market, monetary policy, fishing, commerce, and international agreements, e.g. treaties.
I-15 members must make their employment, social and economic policies comply with the EU's.
I-16-1 the EU has absolute power over foreign policy, security and defence.

I-16-2 all states shall comply with 16-1. 
I-18. if the Constitution forgot powers to achieve its ends, the Council of Ministers shall add them.
I-19   Council of Ministers ("The Council") controls all EU Parliament legislation.
I-20   maximum of 750 EU (MEPs), five year term. Minimum 6, maximum 96, per State.
I-21   the EU Council (Heads of State) shall direct the EU and its foreign policy.
I-23   Council of Ministers, one per state, directs legislative and budgetary functions.
I-26   the EU Commission is the executive.
I-26-7 Commission has absolute power; accountable only to censure vote in Parliament.
I-27-1 Council chooses the President of the Commission, parliament merely ratifies it.
I-27-2 Council of Ministers appoints Commissioners. Parliament has no say. 
I-33 EU laws, decisions and regulations are binding on member states – EU enforced
I-41 re-confirms military control. (French and British - nuclear weapons will be controlled by the EU)
I-4I-3 each nation is to build up its armed forces. 
I-43 EU has the power to mobilise the military assets of all States when it declares an emergency.
I-46-4 "The principal of representative democracy" European Level Parties only
I-47-4 Petitions: One million citizens from many countries may invite the Commission to propose that the Constitution be implemented.
I-50 only the Council sometimes, and Parliament, shall meet in public. 
I-59-3 if there is just a "clear risk" of a State breaching I-2 (Human rights), the EU can suspend that State's rights (including voting), but its obligations to the EU remains.
I-60 "Any State may decide to withdraw from the EU". But terms will be decided by the Council and requires agreement by the EU Parliament.

This summary was modified from an original (see PDF file above) by: David Noakes. 07974 437 097

NOTE: We can avoid being controlled under this Constitution, and all our treaties with the EU, by repealing the 1972 European Communities Act; before we are imprisoned inside the EU.


The table below shows the relationship between the numbering systems within the Treaty of the Constitution for Europe (2004), the Lisbon Treaty (2007) - which amended the Treaty of the European Union (TEU), and the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC) which was renamed the Treaty of the functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

Constitution for Europe     Numbering in Lisbon Treaty    Numbering in New Treaties

I-6                                         now in Declaration 17                      now  in  Declaration 17
I-9                                               Article 6 (TEU)                                 Article 6 (TEU)  
I-10                                             Article 17 (TFEU)                             Article 20 (TFEU)
I-12                                             Article 2a (TFEU)                             Article 2 (TFEU)
I-13                                             Article 2b (TFEU)                             Article 2 (TFEU)
I-15                                             Article 2d (TFEU)                             Article 5 (TFEU)

I-16                                             Article 11 (TEU)                               Article 24 (TEU)
I-18                                             Article 308 (TFEU)                           Article 352 (TFEU)
I-19                                             Article 9 (TEU)                                 Article 13 (TEU)
I-20                                             Article 9a (TEU)                                Article 14 (TEU)
I-21                                             Article 9b (TEU)                                Article 15 (TEU)
I-23                                             Article 9c (TEU)                                Article 16 (TEU)
I-26                                 Article 9d (TEU) / 211a (TFEU)        Article 17(TEU) / 244 (TFEU)
I-27                                             Article 9d (TEU)                                Article 17 (TEU)
I-33                                  Articles 249, 253 (TFEU)                          Articles 288, 296 (TFEU)
I-41                                             Article 28a (TEU)                               Article 42 (TEU)
I-46                                             Article 8a (TEU)                                 Article 10 (TEU)
I-47                                     Article 8b (TEU); 21 (TFEU)            Article 11 (TEU);24 (TFEU)
I-50                                             Article 16a (TFEU)                             Article 15 (TFEU)
I-59                                     Article 7 (TEU); 309 (TFEU)             Article 7 (TEU; 534 (TFEU)
I-60                                             Article 49a (TEU)                                Article 50 (TEU)

So there it is – The Constitution for Europe (2004), which provides the birth certificate for the Supranational State Dictatorship (Totalitarian EU Police State) that is the EU, hidden within the texts of the Lisbon Treaty (2007) with the word “Constitution” withdrawn, along with references to the "Paraphernalia of State", so as to avoid having to subject the Treaty to a referendum; signed by G. Brown and D. Miliband.

The Labour Party has its slimy hands all over the EU; providing the EU, under the control of Germany and France, (through cooperation agreements - the 1963 Elysee Treaty), with the power to enslave all other people of Europe and create conflict, misery and despair; it even has a track record of doing exactly that (Greece and the southern European countries - austerity and mass youth unemployment). Note: Mandelson, since 2015 has been acting on behalf of Juncker to prevent Britain from leaving the EU, said, of the Lisbon Treaty: "There is no constitutional change that would justify holding a referendum" - Peter Mandelson, European Trade Commissioner, 2007. It is also worth noting that Mandelson has long been pushing for Blair to be EU President, so a vote to stay in the EU could well be a vote for Blair to become EU President (once he has been exonerated by the establishment Chilcot in the faux Iraq inquiry, which does not even take testimony under oath, and cannot apportion blame.) 

Total EU Control 

Please reflect on the above Constitution Summary when you are ready to vote in the EU Referendum, realise and remember that those who wish to trap us in the EU will concentrate on the economic sides of the arguments or dire warnings of war if we don’t stay in the EU. These are false premises since we, as a Nation have only ever been worse off by being part of the EU (CAP, CFP, over Regulation, No Control, Sovereignty or Influence, and massive Cost), save for trivial concessions such as ending roaming charges, and we will be very much worse off if we cannot control any of our fundamental mechanisms of national governance – e.g. monetary and fiscal policy, our borders, military defence and law enforcement. The EU Constitution is only part of the Lisbon Treaty (2007) and takes all of these vital Sovereign functions away from us, but there is very much more to lose as the Treaty also reduces our voting rights - the only real power in the EU lies with Germany and France through their cooperation treaty in 1963. 

For example, be in no doubt that unless we leave the EU we will be forced into the Euro; that was assured when G. Brown and D. Miliband signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007. Article 2-4 of the Lisbon Treaty states that the “The Union shall establish an economic and monetary union whose currency is the Euro.” This treaty obligation can be forced upon the UK at any time and such a ruling would have to be upheld by a Judge at the European Court of Justice (CJEU), which is responsible for treaty compliance.

Within Europe the UK are seen only as a cash cow for the EU, and in every other respect, we are an irrelevance without any influence. In terms of our personal finances the EU are already started taking our bank and savings accounts details, under the guise of fraud prevention in the EU - so in future they won’t even have to bother with so much as a "by your leave" before the ECB dips its grubby hands into our hard earned cash. 

Our real influence in the EU has already been amply demonstrated by our treatment by other EU states, such as Poland, who only see the UK’s role in the EU has being to financially support the Polish population, at home and abroad. The attempts by Cameron and Osborne and others to obtain support from the EU for our problems with mass immigration and its devastating effect on the UK infrastructure and social cohesion have been met only with derision, contempt and ridicule - "Friends" don't behave like this, nor do they threaten - that is the reserve for our enemies who are widely distributed within western Europe. 

Economic future in Europe

The EU acts in a similar way to a bank in that it does not use its own money - it takes money from its members and then redistributes those funds for its own benefit while the "elite" skims off the profits and live "High on the Hog," at everyone else's expense. The exploitation of poorer nations joining the EU follows a familiar path: The Troika (or now Quadriga) will take control of negotiating loan arrangements, which will be accompanied by stringent austerity, and other measure, which they will not be able to meet and will result in a fire sale of that country’s assets and subsequent political control by Brussels (Berlin). These loan “arrangements” will force their unfortunate young, through austerity induced unemployment, to migrate across Europe to further reduce the wages and working conditions in more affluent western EU economies. This is good for strong European exporting economies, such as Germany, which will benefit from a weaker Euro, since for Germany, if outside a struggling EU containing a number of poorly performing economies would have a strong currency. This would increase the cost of its goods and slow down the German export markets. So, for Germany it is better to entangle poor countries in the EU and keep their economies ticking over, rather than helping them to improve. The last thing Germany needs is for these “locked-in” countries to leave the Euro or to improve the strength of the Euro by growing their economies. Note: The Quadriga is the Troika (EU Commission, ECB, and IMF) plus the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), it is also the chariot with four horses on the top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; which is actually known as the “Quadriga of Victory” - How very appropriate. (Continued)  

Part 2