Wednesday, February 16, 2005
'What If'?Wednesday-Yes to EU Constitution
It is my opinion that if the EU constitution attains majority support in Ireland,that it will deal a catastrophic blow to the sovereignty of the Irish nation and people and will set us on the road to an EU superstate.I oppose such measures vehemently.I posted on this issue before where I cited an excellent article by Ronan Mullen in the Irish Examiner,(who I admire alot) who did a great job in highlighting the danger of this constitution.Let me reiterate the points mentioned:
- In the voting system,"a qualified majority shall be defined as at least 55% of the members of the council,comprising at least 15 of them and representing member states comprising at least 65% of the population of the Union."
As Mullen pointed out: "Some say this will give the French and the Germans enormous clout, since they have 40% of the EU population between them.Given their economic and political influence,won't they be able to find another 13 countries with 25% of the EU population between them?Will the likes of Poland,Malta,Luxembourg and Cyprus put up that much of a fight?"Mullen went on to highlight other dangerous features of this constitution:
- "Ireland will lose some of its voting strength,with its percentage of the vote in the Council of Ministers being reduced."
- "And within five years we will lose our automatic right to a commissioner."
The Irish Government has effectively negotiated away our sovereignty and it is up to all Irish people to reject this constitution in order to rescue it.If we do not,we will lose everything that we have gained.It is imperative,absolutely imperative,that the Irish people vote NO to this shameful and despicable constitution.
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