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.
> The worst thing that can happen if we vote no is everything stays the
No. If we vote no, we will be made to do it again until we get it right.
We are kidding ourselves if we think we have the right to reject the
Lisbon treaty, in the face of an overwhelming majority in the Dáil. We
gave up our right to vote on issues such as this, when we failed to
uphold the verdict of the first referendum on the Nice treaty. Whether
that was the right verdict or not is irrelevant - we created a precedent
whereby the Dáil does not have to accept a referendum result which it
does not like.
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