Monday, June 23, 2008

Brace yourself for bullying and threats

Says Gene Kerrigan in the Irish Independent.

He didn't have to wait long. In the selfsame paper we have this garbage.

UKIP, Le Pen and the Tory eurosceptics could not care less about Ireland's future. They only want to use our referendum result to serve their misguided political goals, goals that never have -- and never will -- serve our interests.

Ah Le Pen - still being trotted out by the pros as if he had been leading the no campaign.

And there's more. Wolfgang Munchau turns nasty in the FT.

So within a couple of weeks, the chances of Ireland ending up outside the EU have turned from zero to a distinct possibility. The same goes for the Czech Republic, another potential non-ratifier. I do not want to get into the legal details of how a country’s departure from the EU could be accomplished. Suffice it to say that it can be done within European law as long as there is political will.

Oooooh! Mysterious and dark EU forces. Or utter balls more like. Still, don't let the facts get in the way of a good column.

The FT also went on a fishing expedition to find so people to say the no vote was bad for business. Herbert Hainer and Peter Löscher and Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer all have a go at the Irish decision. Ruttenstorfer says, "I am quite disappointed by the decision of the Irish people".

With that kind of attitude, lets hope they all go over to Ireland for the second referendum.

Amazingly Cowen is still insisting that no decision has been taken on a second referendum.

In reality the only question is whether to do it before or after Christmas.

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