Irish voters reject EU treaty

By Sarah Lyall and Stephen Castle

Published: June 13, 2008

Irish Voters, Catholic and Protestant have done a great deed for the whole of Europe this day is bringing to a screeching halt the attempts into bringing all European nations under the rule of one Godless Evil and Perverse government which was to have stripped all these nations and peoples of their national sovereignty, rights and freedoms.

Europe was thrown into political chaos Friday by Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, a painstakingly negotiated blueprint for consolidating the European Union's power and streamlining its increasingly unwieldy bureaucracy.

The defeat of the treaty, by a vote of 53.4 percent to 46.6 percent, was the result of a highly organized campaign that played to Irish voters' deepest fears about the EU. For all its benefits, many people feel, the Union is remote, undemocratic and ever more inclined to strip its smaller members of the right to make their own laws and decide their own futures. (All of which has been demonstrated time after time over the past five years the people seeking control over the whole of Europe have a clear agenda. One that clearly is Anti-Christian, Anti-Bible, Anti-Church, Anti-God, Anti-Christ, Anti-Jewish, Anti-Family, and Anti-Dominant Male. Those that seek control over the EU are clearly a cabal of communists, atheists, secular humanists, radical environmentalists, radical feminists, radical homosexuals and lesbians, who hate with a vengeance westernized Christian-Judeo society and capitalism and will do anything to hasten its demise. And that includes their FINAL SOLUTION of handing over the whole of Europe lock stock and barrel TO MUSLIMS to war against, and mercilessly grind to powder under its feet as the FORTH BEAST OF DANIEL the whole of westernized society, capitalism, and all that is Christian and Jewish.)

Although the Irish are less than 1 percent of the EU population of almost 500 million, the repercussions of the vote Thursday - whose results were announced Friday - are enormous. To take effect, the treaty must be ratified by all 27 members of the EU. So the defeat by a single country, even one as tiny as Ireland, has the potential effect of stopping the whole thing cold.

Reacting with frustration Friday, other European countries said they would try to press ahead for a plan to make the Lisbon Treaty work after all (Damn the rules, we will seize power and control anyway) and would discuss the matter when EU leaders gathered for a summit meeting in Brussels next week.

But if they fail, the Union will have to find some other way of adjusting institutionally to the addition of 12 new members since 2004, a rapid growth that the treaty was designed to address. (Which will all have the right to vote no this is why the effort now is so desperate.)

It will also have to come to terms with the unpleasant reality that, as important as the Union is to their daily lives, many ordinary Europeans still feel alienated from it and confused (Offending by its decrees and arbitrary rules that have been set over them) by how it works.

"Europe as an idea does not provoke passionate support among ordinary citizens," said Denis MacShane, a Labour member of the British Parliament and a former minister for Europe. (People are increasingly suspicious and angered as the EU Government seeks to make its will felt by all under its grip.)

"They see a bossy Brussels, and when they have the chance of a referendum in France, the Netherlands or Ireland to give their government and Europe a kick, they put the boot in," he added in an interview, referring to the French and Dutch rejections of a proposed European constitution in similar referendums three years ago.

The Lisbon Treaty, dense and complex, was the response to those French and Dutch defeats. If enacted, it would give Europe its first full-time president and create a new foreign policy chief who, among other things, would control EU development aid.

The treaty would also reduce the number of members on the European Commission, (Forcing out those from dissenting nations) the EU's executive body, rotating the seats so that each member country would sit on the commission 10 out of every 15 years. It would change the voting procedures so that fewer decisions would require majority votes. (Giving more and more power so that even the majority of countries can not object and stop what some minority or special interest group seeks. which are the Radical Environmentalists, Radical Feminists, Radical Gay and Lesbians, Communists, and enter the Muslims. Swaying all the nations and peoples of the EU into their hands.)

Ireland is the only country voting on the treaty in a referendum, as it is required by law to do; the other 26 countries are considering it through their legislatures and executives. (And the legislators and rulers of the other 26 European nations sold out their countries and peoples in the blink of an eye.)

In Ireland, the failure of the referendum was a crushing blow to most of the Irish establishment, including the major political parties and most business groups, which had worked for a yes vote.

But campaigners for a no vote mobilized under the efficient leadership of Declan Ganley, a businessman who argued that the treaty took power away from Ireland.

Ganley, who formed the group Libertas to campaign against the treaty, said that the vote would force the Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, to renegotiate the treaty and secure a "better deal."

"We want a Europe that is more democratic, and that if there is to be a president and a foreign affairs minister, they should be elected," he said in an interview.

Libertas and other opponents of the treaty capitalized on voters' confusion, (They were not confused the just flat disagree) their disillusionment with the government and their feelings of alienation from the institutions of Europe, which is the source of about 85 percent of the new laws passed in Europe every year, said Michael Bruter, a senior lecturer in political science at the London School of Economics.

"It's a pro-European country, but they didn't understand the treaty - why it was needed, what it was going to change," Bruter said, speaking of the Irish voters. "They just don't want to give Europe a blank check anymore."

Kick-started by Europe, which poured in billions of dollars beginning in the late 1980s, Ireland was able to transform itself from an insular, impoverished agrarian society to a European powerhouse with an enticingly low corporate tax rate and some of the world's largest pharmaceutical plants. But, having been the beneficiary of European money for years, Ireland now finds itself having to help finance the newer, and poorer, countries that have recently joined the Union.