Tuesday, April 12, 2005



The Taoiseach has told the Dail that the Government will hold a referendum on the European Constitution even if other countries reject it. Bertie Ahern told Green Party leader Trevor Sargent that there is an obligation on every country to try to ratify the constitution by 1 November 2006. (We're obliged to piss away our sovereignty? I think not!)

Mr Sargent had pointed out that the opinion polls suggested France would reject the constitution in a vote next month. He asked if 100% approval was no longer the requirement for the treaty.

The Taoiseach said that if, on 1 November next year, 90% of countries had ratified the constitution, then the European Council would be the next step. He also said that if only half the countries had done so, he would assume there would not be much point in holing a discussion.

To me, this is the Government suggesting that the opinions of the Irish electorate might be irrelevant in the long run. Are our opinions to be spit on again just like Nice? I'll be sticking two fingers up at this constitution and giving it a big fat NO! It's my obligation as an Irishman who sees value in Irish sovereignty.


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