Argument: No good alternatives to the Lisbon Treaty
- Debate: EU constitution reform treaty (Lisbon Treaty) - con argument.
Andrew Duff. "Why Ireland must say ‘Yes' to Lisbon". Financial Times. 12 May 2008 - "The second big falsehood is that if Ireland says No, there will be something better on offer. There won't. The Treaty of Lisbon is the best we can do. It is not perfect, and, like the camel, not pretty. Someday it too will need to be revised. But Lisbon is today's consensus. There is no agreement to do anything else - certainly not to embrace the neo-communist agenda of Sinn Féin. This time, there really is no Plan B."