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June 18, 2008

By all possible means

Cannot quite believe I am reading a critique of the Lisbon Treaty, Ireland's rejection of said treaty and Gordon Brown's illegal attempt to circumvent the democratically expressed will of the Irish people in the Telegraph. Remember: Ireland's four million voters may appear to represent only a tiny voice of extremists considering the half billion people effected by the result of their vote. But then they were the only Europeans who could express their opinion of this evil treaty as only Ireland asks its people to vote on the subject. This might just be the sound of a door being wedged open.

The argument that 4m Irish should not thwart the will of 500m people would be more compelling if it were remotely true. But at least parliaments are ratifying the treaty by due constitutional process, so the legal formalities have until now been observed. But the expulsion of Ireland is not legal. Any attempt to proceed without Irish compliance is a Putsch.

One cannot remain a member of a union that engages in putschs and scoffs at international treaty law, especially one that is about to create an EU supreme court (ECJ) with sweeping jurisdiction over all Union law - including justice - and that beyond appeal.

We may all have to tax out consciences very soon and decide whether to resist this Putsch by all possible means.

That last sentiment is gaining currency across what is left of the West.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 18, 2008 06:57 AM

Comments

North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement? Welcome, Irish friends.

Posted by: Occam's Carbuncle [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2008 08:27 AM

That is an excellent idea.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2008 08:37 AM

I think the Irish would be a nice addition. The whiskey alone would be worth it.

Posted by: Occam's Carbuncle [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2008 09:40 AM

Europeans need to learn the lesson that cost America 600,000 lives to learn: once you're in the Union, for better or worse, you're never getting out again.

Posted by: Dan [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2008 11:59 AM

Hmmmm. I don't think the Irish need any lessons in extricating themselves from longstanding subjugation to a larger union.

Posted by: Occam's Carbuncle [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2008 09:05 PM