Were the celebrations premature?
0 comment Saturday, August 16, 2014 |

Amid all the rejoicing and congratulations all around on the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, I've been wondering when the other shoe would drop. I mean, I applaud the Irish voters' choice, and I would certainly wish the EU would be thwarted in their designs, but my feeling was that it was rather naive to think that the referendum would be the end of this question.
This blogger's viewpoint coincides with my gut feeling.
''For the time being, though, the eurosceptics can enjoy their brief moment of triumph and, for sure, we have been given a strong propaganda victory. But, in reality, nothing has changed. The treaty is not dead � it is not even resting. The march of European political integration goes on unchecked. These fanatics will stop at nothing.''
And then today Hibernia Girl posts this: Daniel Hannan explains what's next for the Lisbon Treaty
EU treaty: What next
By Daniel Hannan
"Wouldn't it be easier to dissolve the people and elect another in their place?" Bertolt Brecht's words hang over the European Union this week as its leaders struggle to get around Ireland's "No".
Even before the official result had been declared, the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, announced that the Lisbon Treaty was not dead and that ratification would continue. One by one, the various national leaders put out statements to the same effect.
On Sunday, David Miliband and Nick Clegg confirmed that their parties would carry on voting for Lisbon.
"It is not truly democratic that less than a million people should decide the fate of half a billion Europeans", said the leader of the Euro-Greens, Daniel Cohn-Bendit.''
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, aka 'Danny the Red'. I remember him from the student left revolts back in the late 60s. This is who is part of the 'elite' who are engineering this whole totalitarian project.
Read the rest over at Hibernia Girl's. She is much more knowledgeable about this situation than I.