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Thanks.  I had missed that letter. I really hate the Irish Independent website - its so hard to find stuff and search often doesn't work.

I tried to keep the letter as neutral as possible in order to appeal to "swing voters" - I seem to have succeeded in confusing this YES voter in any case!

Lisbon not 'elitist or undemocratic' - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie

Frank SchnittGer's demands (Letters, August 27) in relation to the Lisbon Treaty epitomise the self-contradictory attitude of much of the opposition to Lisbon.

On the one hand he says he wants to underline "the perceived elitist and undemocratic nature of the European project".

On the other hand he wants "increased powers for the directly elected European Parliament".

Does he not realise that by increasing the power of "the directly elected European Parliament" he is taking power away from the equally directly elected Irish Dail and is weakening the influence of the parliaments of other small countries?

Frank Schnittger should realise that when 27 democratically elected governments spend seven years negotiating a treaty it is neither "elitist nor undemocratic".

A LEAVY

SUTTON, DUBLIN 13

Where did I say Lisbon not 'elitist or undemocratic' - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie

he says he wants to underline "the perceived elitist and undemocratic nature of the European project".
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Indeed I criticised Minister Dick Roche for doing so!!!

Sigh

Such is the price of fame!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 29th, 2008 at 05:28:06 AM EST
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