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You fail to see that the Irish people have already spoken and voted NO 16 months ago.
And who is paying for this vote? The Irish people? Just what the Irish taxpayers wants.
No, I understand that the people voted already. But, correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not aware of any provision that says that a bill can only be voted on once and that's it. Never again.
Ireland voted 16 months ago. Fine. This issue, 16 months later, was put onto the ballot. Where is the problem in that? Yes, the outcome is different this time. But, each side had to campaign, and the yeses won this time. Democracy in action.
I wonder if this same, "it was forced on the Irish!" talk would be going on it the Irish had voted no.
So is the nature of democracy. Someone's gotta pay for voting.
Don't forget, that it's the Irish people that voted in those in their legislature that voted in favor of having this treaty voted on. So, if the Irish are going to be upset that this has to be paid for, they have no one to blame but themselves.
"The Irish people have spoken with a clear and resounding voice,"
Originally posted by Yossarian
Anyway, nothing to see here any longer. Need to turn our attention to Poland and the Czech Republic who can still throw a spanner in the works.
The Irish people have already voted and rejected the treaty. This should have been the end of it but no, The EU forced Ireland to have another vote.
The decision that the Irish people made 16 months ago should have been respected by the EU.
And where is this going to end? A rerun of the recent German election because someone does not like the result?
But this vote was forced on the Irish people because they "dared" to oppose the EU dream. This vote should never have taken place.
Unnature democracy! Why should Ireland have to incur the cost of this forced vote?