Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Bairbre de Brun attacks the Commission over the ratification process

After the reactions about the confusion on the ratification process from Jim Allister and Jim Nicholson, Bairbre de Brun said that: "It is clear that the Dutch and French votes must be accepted as the democratic will of the people. It seems that large sections of people within the EU, including the European Commission are still in denial about recent referendum results. Reaction has ranged from blaming the people to blaming national governments for their verdicts, without stopping to think that the institutions have become increasingly isolated from the citizens and vice versa for a number of years." In today's Daily Ireland, she also writes: "It was disappointing to hear Dermot Ahern ignore the results of the ballot box and talk of Dutch and French citizens being asked to vote again."

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