Wed May 30th, 2012 at 06:23:05 AM EST
My brother - who’s occasionally active here - rang me last night to ask me if I had any clue which way to vote in the referendum that’s happening here tomorrow. I answered no, but that I was trying to write a piece in order to clarify my thoughts and figure it out: the whole debate has been making me profoundly uncomfortable - I’ll write about that later.
I had a plan to write in some detail about the pros and cons of the treaty, the political context and so on. A brief bit of thinking aloud with Migeru about the situation clarified it for me:
(It’s Bill Hicks, of course it’s not safe for work.)
The treaty allows EU institutions to sue member states if they don’t carry out insane policies. No. Screw the political consequences, to Hell with the nonsense spouted by the campaigns. It’s bad for the EU and therefore bad for Ireland.