Saturday, 26 February 2011

Democracy, EU Style (again)

Ireland have just had their election. The response from the EU is predicable if not outrageous. From the Telegraph (my emphasis):

A European diplomat, from a large eurozone country, told The Sunday Telegraph that "the more the Irish make a big deal about renegotiation in public, the more attitudes will harden".

"It is not even take it or leave it. It's done. Ireland's only role in this now is to implement the programme agreed with the EU, IMF and European Central Bank. Irish voters are not a party in this process, whatever they have been told," said the diplomat.
Astonishing arrogance, please, please say this to the UK as well. Then all bets are off.

1 comment:

  1. The word Faust springs to mind. How does that story end? Something tells me that anyone who has signed a pact with the EU needs to start on their path to redemption, if they want to be saved. And that means showing the EU for the empty shell that it really is. Come on Ireland, start the ball rolling.