Wise Up Journal
By a huge majority, 499 to 129, members of the European parliament voted not to respect Ireland’s democratic referendum by voting against the amendment which would “Undertake to respect the outcome of the referendum in Ireland.” Even the Irish MEP Proinsias de Rossa voted not to respect the voice of his own people. He undoubtedly does not represent the Irish people and obviously his loyalties lie elsewhere. The people should now bring about his resignation.
Thankfully we are not under full oligarchy governance yet (we still make 20% of our laws) and this EU parliament vote does not change a thing. Under the pre-Lisbon treaty EU, Ireland still has a say and if we vote NO it still stops the Lisbon treaty from passing in all 27 countries. Ireland can still save democracy for half a billion people who don’t have a say.
The bigger story here is how did this issue come about and why did the EU Parliament (that has a minuscule amount influence in the EU power structure) partake in this vote which is not legally binding? Was the purpose to deceive the uniformed members of the Irish public? Since the EU power structure is complex (particularly to the majority of the public who do not routinely follow politics), this vote has manipulated most into thinking their no vote will not count, “so why bother voting at all?”
This scare tactic from the EU (further unmasking it’s true nature) has backfired. The informed members of the Irish public are now frantically spreading the message of this vote to the misinformed. Not only does the higher unelected decision makes of the EU not respect the people, the huge majority of our elected MEPs have now confirmed neither do they!
Not giving 26 members out of 27 a democratic vote on massive EU changes and announcing their opinion not to respect democracy is in contrast to democracy. Least we forget Oligarchy (ruled by a few elite, a government without people’s consent) is in contrast to Democracy (government whose power comes from people). This is the clear mindset of the people running the engine of the EU. Fortunately Ireland can stop their new full oligarchy EU from coming into existence. Then Ireland and the people of Europe can decide what to do next. If we vote yes history has show it would be difficult to get democracy back once you’ve lost it. Which the Irish know all too much about.
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Message from Anthony Coughlan, Secretary of The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre:
The European Parliament has nothing to do with the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. That is a matter for the 27 EU Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements.
The Treaty requires unanimity amongst all 27 as regards its ratification before it can come into force for anyone of them.
The European Parliament can pass resolutions on anything under the sun, but they are not involved in the ratification process.
This particular vote just shows the arrogance and contempt of the majority of the MEPs for democracy and for national constitutions.
But there is nothing new about that!
The Irish MEPs should not have voted in support of the Treaty until the Irish people had cast their vote on it. They would have done better to abstain.
Proinsias de Rossa acted disgracefully by voting not to respect the Irish Lisbon Treaty result, if it is a vote for No. It shows his profoundly undemocratic cast of mind.