Sunday 4 December 2016

We need to think of consequences

Published 07/06/2008 | 08:49

IN the few days that remain before the country goes to the polls, a fundamental point about the Lisbon Treaty will have to be sorted out. That is, what would happen in the event of a 'No' vote? Former EU Commissioner Peter Sutherland touched on this point yesterday when he struggled to find words to express his frustration and concern.

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People just don't seem to understand the danger, he finally said.

Those who oppose the Treaty tell us that this is scaremongering and assure us that the 26 governments who are approving the Treaty, representatives of hundreds of millions, will simply sigh and accept Ireland's decision.

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