Government looks likely to delay EU Constitution vote

The government looks likely to postpone for a lengthy period plans for a referendum on the EU Constitution after next week's summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

11th June, 2005

The government looks likely to postpone for a lengthy period plans for a referendum on the EU Constitution after next week's summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

Government sources said there was enormous uncertainty at EU level about how best to respond to the crisis unleashed by the ‘No' votes in France and the Netherlands.

The issue will top the agenda at the summit, which will be held on Thursday and Friday.

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