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Friday, August 08, 2008

Rasmussen cuts and runs

The Telegraph picks up on the Danish announcement that they are dumping their plans to hold a referendum on two of their opt-outs:

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish Prime Minister, has shelved the vote, scheduled for the autumn, following the EU's wider political uncertainty after the Irish referendum rejection of the Lisbon Treaty last month.

"We had originally made reservations for an EU debate in the autumn and perhaps a referendum. Due to the Irish referendum, the situation is now so unclear that the plan is no longer current," he told the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.