Britain may 'veto' EU constitution

  • 2003-11-27
  • Agence France Presse
LONDON - Britain has signaled for the first time that it may veto the European Union's constitution rather than lose its right to retain national control of defense, foreign and tax policies, London newspapers said Nov. 25, quoting an unnamed Foreign Office official. Ahead of talks on the constitution between Britain and EU partners, the official said the treaty was "highly desirable but not absolutely essential," according to The Financial Times."If there were no agreement, it would complicate all sorts of things," the official was quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph, under the front-p...
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