Jim McConalogue, Editor of The European Journal and occasionally of this parish, has listed one hundred reasons why Ireland should again reject Lisbon. It was disclosed at the weekend that Ryanair are helping to bankroll the ‘Yes campaign’ which current opinion polling suggests is on course for victory.
It is indeed an incredible thing that ostensible advocates of democracy are prepared to support the Lisbon Treaty. Ladies and gentlemen, the EU will be what is laid down in its Constitution, and that is a state whose ultimate and active originators of law cannot be dismissed at the ballot box.
As Karl Popper said:
You can choose whatever name you like for the two types of government. I personally call the type of government which can be removed without violence “democracy”, and the other “tyranny”.