… that if we keep repeating the simple facts, that they’ll sink in?
In this instance, the facts should be directed to one M. Nicolas Sarkozy who Just Doesn’t Get It.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy insists that no EU “solution” will be imposed on the Republic of Ireland to break the Lisbon Treaty impasse.
Mr Sarkozy denied having suggested that Ireland hold a new referendum. “I said at some point or other the Irish must give their opinion,” he told reporters.
“I never said Ireland had to organise a new referendum… I understand it’s the Irish who must decide,” he said, but added that “we’re a Europe of 27″. He noted that 23 member states had already ratified the treaty.
Two points there that need addressing.
- “I said at some point or other the Irish must give their opinion,” M Sarkozy, the Irish did give their opinion. They said NO. Deal with it.
- “we’re a Europe of 27″. He noted that 23 member states had already ratified the treaty, without a vote. Let’s paraphrase Poweraid: it has been proven, when tested, that 100% of electorates asked about the Lisbon Treaty rejected it. How’s that for democracy?
Of course, I have little to no hope that it will sink in; some ruse will happen and the referendum will be rerun. I just hope that the lessons of Nice have sunk in to the Irish population: just being asked again shouldn’t change the answer, especially when the first answer was the correct one…