Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Irish Voters think referendum should go ahead - poll

A poll commissioned by the Irish Times suggests that a majority of Irish voters believes the Government should go ahead with a referendum on the EU Constitution. However, the poll also shows that "should the referendum proceed, 35 per cent would vote to reject the constitution, 30 per cent to accept it, while 35 per cent don't know or have no opinion." In his fight against the Treaty, DUP MEP Jim Allister today told the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels that "it was time to face up to the reality that foisting the rejected Constitution on the people of Europe was "mission impossible"". In the meantime, it has been reported that the Danes wonder if they are going to hold a referendum on the Treaty or not. More here



DUP MEP; JIM ALLISTER; today told the Constitutional Affairs Committee
of the European Parliament in Brussels that it was time to face up to the
reality that foisting the rejected Constitution on the people of Europe was
"mission impossible".With Constitution supporters divided over whether to press ahead with the ratification process or go for suspension and review, Jim Allister said
those who remained in blind denial epitomised the arrogance of the
European elite who had been so robustly rebuffed by the people of France and
Holland. Mr Allister urged the Committee to face the fact and consequences that
the Constitution had been rejected on its merits - because people don't
want more centralisation, they weren't enjoying the 'euroland' experience,
they believed national control was better and rejected superstatehood for
Europe. Thus, he argued, honest abandonment was the way to go."

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