"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lisbon Treaty dead?

"The EU is wondering what to do about Ireland's 'no' vote on the Treaty of Lisbon," said the newsreader this morning. How about 'Live with it'?
Ireland was the only country fortunate enough to have been allowed to have a referendum on it, and it's interesting that they returned a no vote, which leads me to wonder how many other countries would have done the same had they been given the opportunity. But of course, as commentators have openly said, the EU will keep chipping away at it until they get the result they want. The French and Dutch voted against the Constitution so it was brought back thinly disguised as the Lisbon Treaty. European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso has 'urged other EU states into ratifying the treaty after the surprise 'No' vote was confirmed.'
What a wonderful example of democracy the EU is.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

What the hell is the Lisbon Treaty anyway? Load of mumbo jumbo. If you gave me the choice I would rather us become a satellite state of the USA and sod Europe!

Jennyta said...

In spite of the politicians trying to convince us otherwise, it's the constitution dressed up under another name, which will put us even more under the thumb of the EU. What makes it worse is that other member states pay lip service and then do their own thing. We seem to be the only ones who play by the rules.


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