Former French president, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, has let 'le cat out of le bag' and confirmed that any referendum on a new EU Treaty/Constitution will be ignored and the new Treaty is a deliberate and confusing mix of Euro-gobbledegook.
Writing in the Irish Times, and reported in the Daily Telegraph, Giscard said that the Irish Republic referendum 'No' vote would make no difference.
"Ireland is 1 per cent of the EU. You're not going to have your own commissioner. It isn't reasonable. There will be Irish commissioners, but by rotation. We are evolving towards majority voting, because if we stay with unanimity, we will do nothing. It is impossible to function by unanimity with 27 members. This time it's Ireland, the next time it will be somebody else."
Roughly translated, that means the powerful EU political elite will just go ahead and do what they want, regardless of the wishes of any member state.
And that means the creation of a new EU superstate and an all-powerful permanent president, with sweeping powers over defence and trade, regardless of any public opinion.
Giscard, the architect of the original Constitutional Treaty, admitted that the new Lisbon Treaty had been carefully written to confuse the public.
"What was done in the (Lisbon) Treaty, and deliberately, was to mix everything up. If you look for the passages on institutions, they're in different places, on different pages."
We are being taken for a ride but that doesn't mean we have to sit back and enjoy the journey.