DUBLIN, Sicily, Monday (NNN) — Ireland may go to the polls again for a referendum on the new European Union
constitution treaty gentleperson’s agreement. “I stress that this is very much only a personal view at this stage,” said European Affairs Minister Dick Roche, penciling the referendum in for next June at the very latest.
Irish voters plunged the EU into a diplomatic crisis when they had the bare-faced cheek to reject the Lisbon treaty in June. The second referendum will have the options “YES” or “NEXT YEAR.”
“Minister Roche is not calling for a second referendum to be put,” a government spokesman said. “That would not be a fair reflection of his words. Of course, we’re utterly buggered if we don’t.”
EU President Nicolas Sarkozy concurred. “The people of Ireland have to understand: Europe is like a family. This is an offer you would be very unwise to refuse.”
MEP Mary Lou McDonald demanded concessions for Ireland before the treaty could be taken to the voters again. The EU quietly reminded her of their extensive offensive arsenal of “thousands” of truckloads of dangerously tedious documents, carrying toxic payloads of long-winded obfuscation and misdirection in several major and minor languages.
One thought on “Ireland floats second EU treaty vote”
Before Ireland vote again on the L:isbon Treaty, it would be helpful for the Irish people to examine what an Irishman wrote about a political alliance of European nations: how it would develop, its nature and future prospects before the French founding fathers of EU – Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman – were born in 1888 and 1886.
It was no an accident that Ireland was the onlky EU member state to vote on the Lisbon Treaty and reject it. Ireland should not ignore what the native of Dublin wrote about Europe and its future.