June 13, 2008

THE FRUIT OF EMPIRE:

EU referendum: Ireland rejects Lisbon Treaty (Tom Peterkin, 13/06/2008, Daily Telegraph)

Irish voters have thrown the EU into disarray by rejecting the Lisbon Treaty, the government conceded. [...]

All 27 European member states have to ratify the treaty for it to go come into force next year. So far it has been approved by 18 members including Britain, but Ireland is the only country to put it to a public vote.


It's entirely possible that no electorate would vote "yes," but certain that no Anglospheric one would.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2008 7:11 AM
Comments

Bureaucratic ambition is delayed, not denied. They came back after being voted down by the French and the Dutch. This time around, the French and the Dutch who dared vote against them were denied the vote. Next round, the Irish would not be allowded a referendum.

Posted by: ic at June 13, 2008 2:04 PM
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