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Euplainenglish1Excellent work by the party today.  William Hague has just launched the EU Constitution (?) in plain English.  Download a full PDF here but here are two examples of the translation:

"Where the official Treaty says that "the constitutional concept, which consisted in repealing all existing Treaties and replacing them with a single text called ‘Constitution’ is abandoned", the Conservative version stated: "The EU Constitution’s name has changed and it is now much harder to understand, but the content has stayed the same."

While the Treaty says a High Representative will conduct the EU’s common foreign and security policy, the Plain English version says: "The EU will have a foreign minister. He will chair foreign ministers’ meetings, have his own diplomatic service and will even, under some circumstances, speak for us at the UN Security Council. Our own voice in the world will be less important."

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