- 30-05-2012, 16:55 #1
So how will Ireland vote?
This referendum has sort of crept up without a lot of analysis that I have seen in the media, so anyone want to take a stab at which way it will go?
All of Europe is looking to Ireland as the country prepares to vote on Thursday in a referendum on the unpopular fiscal compact for greater budgetary discipline. If the Irish reject the new treaty, it won't just be a major blow to its main advocate Angela Merkel. It could also spark panic on the financial markets.
Irish Engage in Intense Debate Over Euro Zone Fiscal Pact Referendum - SPIEGEL ONLINE
- 30-05-2012, 16:58 #2
However the EU wants them to. Otherwise they'll go back and do it again until they get it right.
- 30-05-2012, 17:06 #3
You mean like the last vote Ireland had on the EU where they had a repeat run because they didn't vote yes. God bless democracy.
- 30-05-2012, 17:09 #4
it will go through
people are afraid and unsure of whats going to happen
im voting yes for the treaty...id love to tell angie and her banks
to go fuck themselves
but the paddys are good at screwing reich euro out of europe
whatever they get out of us
we will get back...and then a bit
- 30-05-2012, 17:10 #5
they would do better to reject it, scrap the euro to eat the rush and use sterling while they bring back the punt.
fortunately the eu doesnt have the time to make them vote six times for a yes. the irish tried to leapfrog the mainland and were doing okay until the banks went all silly on them and they let the housing market go mental. better to hide behind the uk for a bit I reckon.
mind you did you read the thing on irish moving to the uk just to declare bankruptcy and avoid all the fallout from back home? so far we have absolved 1.1 billion euros in private debt obligations.what the world needs is an enema, make that two - just to give it a sense of purpose.
US electoral democracy is just a structured system of legalised bribery.
a senior Chinese officer has said, “all the great nations in the world own aircraft carriers – they are symbols of a great nation”. That’s why China has just commissioned its first. By the same token, to opt for a “carrier gap” of some years is to abandon your responsibilities.
- 30-05-2012, 17:16 #6
Mrs Edna Kenny doesn't seem concerned about them rejecting it.
- 30-05-2012, 17:19 #7
enda cares not what happens
hes got himself a nice state pension
i wouldnt give a fuck either
- 30-05-2012, 17:24 #8
If the polls are right it will be an overwhelming yes like the last Lisbon vote.
You can find out why here, the short answer is we need the feckin money.That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
- 30-05-2012, 18:39 #9
Ironic in a way.
Ireland so long portrayed as the nation of plucky freedom fighters, that struggled against the might of the British empire for national independence, and the right to govern itself now preparing to literally vote that freedom away.
Don't suppose there will be too many songs sung about this little episode, unless its a variation on "Parcel Of Rogues" just change the line "We are bought and sold for English gold" to read "E.U gold" and tune up the fiddles.
- 30-05-2012, 18:50 #10
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
I hope they vote No.