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Next June all EU member states go to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. Let us see how many anti-Lisbon members are elected then. Should the vast majority of European Parliament members elected then continue to support Lisbon will we then finally hear an end to the cant that Ireland is somehow more democratic that all other EU member states? I won't be holding my breath.
It is a implied falacy (there might be a better word, but it would not sound less strong) that voting for a pro-Lisbon party is the same as supporting the Lisbon treaty. Don't take my vote for the Labour Party as a support for Lisbon (which is what you are implicitly doing). The 70% or so people that vote for parties that are pro-Lisbon might (or might not be) pro-Lisbon themselves. In countries like .NL people voted on pro-Lisbon on local parliament and most probably will vote the same on the EP and AT THE SAME TIME voted no on Nice (and were not give the opportunity on Lisbon). What do you honestly think is the main sentiment in the UK about Lisbon?
You, on the other hand suggested that I belong to the same bunch as Libertas. I take that as offensive. While I might agree with their empty rethoric (surely not with their agenda) in some issues I have nothing to do with them. Or should I call you Frank Blair Brown Sarkozy Schnittger just because you agree with those characters on this issue?
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