Neil MacCormack MEP

Just discovered that Neil MacCormack, author of Legal Reasoning and Legal System (which I've been trying to understand) and Regius Professor of Public Law at Edinburgh University is also a SNP MEP. Rebutting Michael Howard's "countries have constitutions" mantra he says,

“The Tories oppose any constitution, fearing it would make Europe into a country, a super-state even. But constitution does not imply country, in the case of the EU. In substance, the EU already has a constitution, but is not a country. If ‘constitution’ did entail ‘country’, then the game would already be up for the Tories. They would have to join the UKIP after all."

Posted by Paul in European Union Politics at June 10, 2004 01:26 PM | 1 Comments