Ireland Kills EU Treaty
The European Union’s Orwellian “reform treaty” has been rejected by the voters of Ireland, and that means it’s probably dead—but only probably, because the EU will now try to find a way to bypass the will of the voters.
But the really amazing thing about this Associated Press article is that they actually use the term “far left,” possibly for the first time ever. (Of course, it’s in the context of deriding the Irish voters for saying no to this absurd anti-democratic document.)
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Ireland’s voters have rejected the European Union reform treaty, a blueprint for modernizing the 27-nation bloc that cannot become law without Irish approval, electoral officials said Friday.
In a major blow to the EU, 53.4 percent of Irish voters said no to the treaty. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen now will join other EU leaders at a summit next week to try to negotiate a new way forward.
Anti-treaty groups from the far left and right mobilized “no” voters by claiming that the treaty would empower EU chiefs in Brussels, Belgium, to force Ireland to change core policies — including its low business tax rates, its military neutrality and its ban on abortion.
“This is a very clear and loud voice that has been sent yet again by citizens of Europe rejecting the anti-democratic nature of Brussels governance,” said Declan Ganley, leader of Libertas, the most prominent anti-treaty campaign group in Ireland.