"The Meaning of NO"

Irene Lagan at Inside Catholic explains the recent rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by Ireland:

"Most Lisbon experts, including the document's creators, agree that the reformed treaty is a re-heated version of the failed European constitution, which was firmly rejected by French and Dutch voters in 2005.

One of the chief architects of the failed constitution, former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, acknowledged that 'the difference between the original Constitution and the present Lisbon Treaty is one of approach, rather than content.' This new strategy, he explained, 'is to keep a part of the innovations of the constitutional treaty and to split them into several texts in order to make them less visible.'

According to d'Estaing, the result would be that 'the public opinion would therefore unknowingly adopt the dispositions that it would not accept if presented directly.'"

Hmmm, I wonder why the only people asked, said NO!?

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