posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:58 AM
im disgusted with the irish governments stance on lisbon.
we said NO to the lisbon treaty, because we dont want to give up our neutrality(however we do send troops as part of peace keeping forces) and we dont
want discisions on taxation etc taken out of our hands. our banks already have hardly any control over making changes.
the point is we said NO! we VOTED NO! then the government says, "the people didnt understand what they were voting on, and voted the wrong way" hang
on a second, i knew what i was voting on....and i voted the way i wanted to. now my vote is thrown out for being wrong?!?!?! its a disgrace. germany
and france then put pressure on "little old ireland" to go back and do the right thing, so the government are forced to bring another vote. because
the government is scared of losing EU funding. and are now telling the public "we need the EU in this difficult time, dont go away from them, we need
to be closer to the EU" well i think the exact opposite.....
imagine this, during a general election the person you vote for loses, why cant i just say, hang on, the vote didnt go my way, i want another vote
until the person i want wins. its a disgrace.
im very scared that its going to be a yes vote this october, because the government are scaring the general public into thinking that by voting no
again the EU will cut us off financially....
sorry for the long and rambling post, im not feeling the best (probably the flu coming on) im glad to see EU issues coming up on here though,no doubt
it will be buried in the swine flu and 9/11 posts, but hopefuly our little problems over here can get an airing, especially if this north american
pact happens, the EU and north america will be the same then!