Friday, June 13, 2008

Lisbon Treaty rejected by Irish electorate

I followed a lot of good links to get to this important story, but here it is! The EU socialists are crying about a 'crisis' while the people with common sense are rejoicing. Congrats!

I have always loved Ireland, and am part Irish, so this just makes me proud! I would hoist a Guinness, but I am living dry. Maybe one won't hurt?

Thanks to: - Breaking News - Lisbon Treaty rejected by Irish electorate: "The Lisbon Treaty has been rejected by Irish voters sparking a crisis for plans to reform European Union structures.

A total of 53.4 per cent voted to reject the treaty, while 46.6 per cent voted in favour. All but 10 constituencies rejected the treaty, with a total of 752,451 voting in favour of Lisbon and 862,415 votes against. Turnout was 53.1 per cent.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen's constituency of Laois Offaly was last to declare a result and voted in favour of the treaty.

Tallies from early on in the count this morning showed the No campaign appeared to be winning in most constituencies across the State, with significant majorities emerging from rural and urban working class areas in particular.

Luxembourg Premier and Finance Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said the defeat of the Lisbon Treaty represents a new 'European crisis.'

'Ireland said 'no' to the Lisbon Treaty,'' Juncker told reporters in Luxembourg today. 'This is not good for Europe.'"

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