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Underneath all of the rhetoric spilling forth from Brussels regarding its respect for democracy and the desires of the People is the underlying attitude of total disregard for due process and the existence of a Dictatorship under the guise of ‘Union’. Talk of ‘ignoring the vote’ and ‘pushing ahead with ideas for supranational government’ is met with pathetic indifference, or at the most, a passing comment squeezed in between articles about celebrities and fashion shows. Do people not care if they are enslaved in a Communist Regime? This subject is about the very essence of freedom, sovereignty and democracy. Nothing is more important!
Future referendums will be ignored whether they are held in Ireland or elsewhere, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the architect of the European Union Constitution said.
The former President of France drafted the old Constitution that was rejected by French and Dutch voters three years ago before being resurrected as the Lisbon EU Treaty, itself shunned by the Irish two weeks ago.
Mr Giscard d’Estaing told the Irish Times that Ireland’s referendum rejection would not kill the Treaty, despite a legal requirement of unanimity from all the EU’s 27 member states.
“We are evolving towards majority voting because if we stay with unanimity, we will do nothing,” he said.
“It is impossible to function by unanimity with 27 members. This time it’s Ireland; the next time it will be somebody else.”
“Ireland is one per cent of the EU”.
Mr Giscard d’Estaing also admitted that, unlike his original Constitutional Treaty, the Lisbon EU Treaty had been carefully crafted to confuse the public.
“What was done in the [Lisbon] Treaty, and deliberately, was to mix everything up. If you look for the passages on institutions, they’re in different places, on different pages,” he said.
“Someone who wanted to understand how the thing worked could with the Constitutional Treaty, but not with this one.”
France and Germany are putting pressure on Ireland to hold a second referendum which would allow the Lisbon Treaty to come into force before European elections on June 4 2009.
Mr Giscard d’Estaing believes “there is no alternative” to a second Irish vote, a view shared by Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President.
Mr Sarkozy, who takes over the EU’s rotating presidency next week, will use a Brussels summit on October 15 to force Ireland to find a way out of Europe’s Treaty difficulties.
“Everyone agrees it has to be sorted out by the time of European elections,” he said at the weekend.
Václav Klaus, the Czech President has continued to insist that the Lisbon Treaty “cannot come into force” after the Irish vote.
“The EU cannot ignore its own rules. The Lisbon Treaty has been roundly and democratically rejected by Ireland, and it therefore cannot come into force,” he told El Pais newspaper.
Oh yes it can ignore its own rules, or at the least have no respect for said rules if they become a stumbling block for those who want supranational government, controlled (completely) by Brussels. Those of us following the development of the European Union over the years knew that Brussels had no intention of respecting the vote of any Country or People if it conflicts with what they desire which is nothing less than legal authority over all member states. The point of the Irish No Vote from a Euro-political perspective was to hopefully raise awareness of the issues at stake here, and to present a real and visible disagreement with Brussels from a member states’ People. Something the autocrats in the EU were happy pretending never existed. The EU guarantees freedom and democracy it seems, but only if you do what you’re told.
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