On Monday 19 May 2008 03:18:35 pm James McCarthy wrote:
> Out of 500 Million people in the EU, less than 3 Million (that's us, on
> an impossibly good turnout) are the only ones who get to vote on whether
> to go ahead or not. And the French already turned it down the first
> time, so they're not allowed have another bash at it as a result.
>> That's not democratic, that tastes like it's being forced down our throats.
This seems a bizarre view.
If you think it is a good idea to have a referendum,
why complain about it?
Personally, I think it is silly to have a vote on a document
which 99.9% of the population will never read.
I assume it is forced on the country by a decision of the Supreme Court,
possibly taken after an action by my friend Tony Coughlan?
But as there is to be a vote, it would be equally silly not to vote Yes.
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