I don't understand why Tory Eurosceptic Douglas Carswell doesn't want Lisbon to come into force and then call for a referendum on UK EU membership.
If the Common Market is indeed what the majority of the British voters want why not use the Lisbon exit-clause and then join EFTA - EEA?
The Lisbon exit-clause provides the UK with the most powerful national sovereignty tool, so why all the fuss re the effects of EU laws on UK sovereignty?
Food for thought:
Should David Cameron also propose referendum for the UK's WTO membership and/or any agreement in the Doha WTO trade talks?
Should David Cameron also propose referendums for every new sovereign fund investment in the UK?