Chancellor George Osborne has described the EU treaties as "not for for purpose" in a speech on EU reform.
– George Osborne
What is becoming clearer as the eurozone integration increases, is we're now at a point where we're stretching the EU institutional architecture to its limits
We risk going beyond what is legally possible or politically sustainable the EU treaties are not for for purpose. They didn't anticipate a European Union where some countries would pursue dramatically deeper integration than others
Rather than face up to truth, those in Brussels are being forced into legal gymnastics as they try to stretch the existing treaties to fit a situation they were not designed for