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Ireland OKs EU reform treaty

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Why would Ireland after spending 700 years plus gaining independence give it all away so cheaply?

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Depressing news.

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Bobbie, it's because this time they have a choice, a vote, on the matter. It's not shoved down their throats by condescending English "gentlemen".

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Great news that they adopted the treaty eventually. Let's just hope the Czechs will do the same.

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Only thing about this, ironically, is that an Irish "Yes" vote Friday now paves the way for, get this, Tony Blair to be crowned President of Europe. The Irish just voted to be led by Phony Tony! Sad!

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Why no mention of the Brits? They don`t want this treaty and the population are so against the treaty PM Brown is running scared of a referendum.

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Shame on you, Ireland.

You have the right to vote on EU things like this, unlike your neighbours in Britain. And what do you keep doing? You say a great big NO! at first, making sure everyone knows your mind. And then they ask you again and what do you do? You say "yes sir. Whatever you say sir."

Why the hell do you always have to capitulate? What's the point saying no in the first place when you always give in so easily? Heck, what's the point in you having the right to vote on these things if you obey the government in the end anyway?

Shame on you.

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That's democracy for you...when you don't get the vote you want, give them a referendum again, and again and again...

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It won't be long before Europe is after Ireland's lucky charms.

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A sad day for Ireland, a sad day for all Europeans, and a sad day for democracy. This paves the way for a European Super State with Antoinette Blair as the "President." He will be unelected and unaccountable. Many Europeans have had no say in this "treaty." Its being forced down our throats. As a Brit - I dont want it, I dont want the Euro, I dont want the EU, and I certainly dont want anything to do with Antoinette Blair.

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dammit My sentinments excactly.

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[? Heck, what's the point in you having the right to vote on these things if you obey the government in the end anyway?] --- The point is they weighed the pros and cons and probably came up that the pros outweighed the cons and so voted appropriately. What is it with you liberal types that always blame the government for things and say you shouldn't obey the government but yet you live in your respective countries and benefit from any programs your country's government has in place for you. It's called hypocritical. That's how I find the global liberal "resist anything the government does." type of conspiracy theorists.

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I'm all for it. To hear Tony Blair, the President of all Europe, speaking to us in French is like a dream come true for me and Coleen.

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United States of Europe here we come. We too will have a Supreme Court to make all the important decisions. What worthwhile democracy would allow the plebs to decide anything? A democratic decision so long as Bushlover etc. agrees with it. Ireland had no choice. If the answer had been 'no' again this time there would have been another vote and another and another until the stupid Irish people got it right. That's how democracy works. That's how 'liberals' operate. Liberal is everything they agree with.

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Ireland sees the benefits of a "United States" type of union. They look west and see the symbol of power. Not east and the remnants of a once powerful naval power that is now suffering in the growing pains of turning it's own country over to the muslim immigrants. The real Europeans are who the Irish want to be with. They have seen the light of strength in a union. Britain will never learn from it's wars of the 20th century that it is not good to go it alone. Maybe one day they will become one with the United States of America and along with Canada it will become "The United States of the North Atlantic". That has a nice ring to it. USNA. Then they can get rid of that outdated monarchy system and they will learn what it is like to be true citizens of the world. They'll follow the Irish. Mark my words.

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