Timothy Murphy wrote:
> This seems a bizarre view.
> If you think it is a good idea to have a referendum,
> why complain about it?
>I'm complaining about a lack of referendum everywhere else in Europe,
and the one-sided ness this whole thing is being run, have to seen how
much government (my/our money) and private money has been pumped into
the yes campaign?
> Personally, I think it is silly to have a vote on a document
> which 99.9% of the population will never read.
>How many people have read our constitution? But it is no less important
to every person on this Island, every right & protection we have stems
from that document. The foundation of our government, and as a result
our country, from our economy to our religious beliefs are built on that
Think of all the legal loopholes & complications with our own
constitution, at 56 pages, and has taken us over 50 years to hash out
(to it's present state) the resulting legislation based upon this document.
Now imagine the Lisbon Treaty, all 390 pages of it, and how complicated
that's going to be, never mind how it interacts with the constitutions
(or whatever they have) of the member states. That is a can of worms if
every I saw one. On top of that most of the people pushing for a yes
haven't even read the damn treaty to begin with , Brian Cowen (by his
own admission) for example. He hasn't read it but expects us to support it?
> 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?
>The referendum is held because our constitution says it must, any change
to the constitution requires a referendum. (Although I do not know what
the change is for this treaty.).
> But as there is to be a vote, it would be equally silly not to vote Yes.
>Silly not to vote yes? Are you serious? Don't brush such a serious issue
aside so trivially, you may not really care how your homeland is run but
many others do.
As for SF looking for a no vote, my understanding is that they're
isolationist. They don't even want us in the E.U to begin with. Good
luck with that. Penguins will be migrating to hell long before that happens.
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