Friday, June 13, 2008

Irish Ayes Aren't Smiling

People in the Irish Republic have seen through the EU's new Treaty/Constitution and said No, slow down, you are moving too fast and too far. They've stood up to Brussels, but Brussels doesn't take 'No' for an answer. And here,  neither will Brown.

The Irish Referendum vote may  slow things down a bit but it won't make the slightest bit of difference in the long run. There's bound to be some small print somewhere which says the EU can just go ahead and ratify the new Constitution/Treaty anyway! 

After all, the EU can take its pick of Europe's manipulators and bureaucrats to get round this one, including our own Peter Mandelson. There too much at stake here for them  to let a little matter of the Irish people get in the way! 

But at least they had a chance to voice their fears. Fat chance here. Any chance of a  UK Referendum has been scuppered by a mixture of New Labour skulduggery and muddled LibDem thinking.

The empty argument that people in the Republic Of Ireland (ROI) should be grateful for the benefits the EU has brought them has been exposed as condescending nonsense. Why should they be grateful? They're Members and (unlike the UK) just reaping the benefits. That doesn't mean they had to vote for a major change to the Constitution.

And given the chance, UK voters would probably agree. People don't like all the red tape coming down from Brussels and are very wary about the speed of further expansion, moves into pan-European defence and plans for a permanent EU President. Just leave things as they are for a while. Enough is enough.

Meanwhile Blair has popped up again. This time to try to justify his ludicrous decision on the Olympics and no doubt meet his pal Bush in London over the weekend. As noted previously, Blair is after only one thing - to make sure the idea of a full time permanent EU President is set in stone and he gets the job.

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