The best things can always be briefly stated, were Daniel Hannan’s words about the US constitution:
“The Lisbon Treaty, say its advocates, is shorter than the old European Constitution. Where the previous draft ran to 349 pages, the new one is a mere 287. (As opposed to my copy of the US constitution which, with all 27 amendments, runs to a mere 18: the best things can always be briefly stated.)”
Briefly stated, perhaps the next European Constitution will start to propel the ‘Federal Republic of Europe’ towards the greatness achieved long ago by the United States of America.
Daniel Hannan: Testing our intelligence with the Treaty; Telegraph blog, 2 January 2008;