Presentation on theme: "The Great British Opt-out: timeline December 2007: Lisbon Treaty signed, Tonys Time-bomb planted December 2009: Treaty in force January 2011: Ticking."— Presentation transcript:
The Great British Opt-out: timeline December 2007: Lisbon Treaty signed, Tonys Time-bomb planted December 2009: Treaty in force January 2011: Ticking noticed; votes in both Houses promised January 2012: Open Europe document February 2012: letter to theTelegraph 14 May 2012: Cambridge seminar 15 September 2012: CELS report
Time-line (continued) Late September: David Cameron in Brazil, Were doing it! 15 October: Teresa May – Were minded to do it. Daily Express WHOOPEE! 30 October: Raab report (Open Europe) 1 November: speech by Nick Clegg 1 November: HL EU Committee calls for evidence
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For further information on the implications of the Protocol 36 opt-out, see Alicia Hinarejos, Steve Peers and John Spencer, Opting out of EU criminal law: What is actually involved?, published by the Cambridge University Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) in September 2012. A link to the text can be found on the ECLA(UK) website under publications.