Category Archives: Lisbon Treaty

Lisbon Poll – How will you vote on October 2nd?

This is a poll to gauge public opinion on the Lisbon Treaty. It has been set up to block repeat voting by means of IP and cookies so may cause issues for some. PollDaddy are tracking that not me.

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Where Mary Lou McDonald gets it wrong on Lisbon.

In an article in the Irish Times, SF’s MEP for Dublin Mary Lou McDonald makes the case that the Lisbon referendum must not be rerun but that the Treaty must be renegotiated. The thing is she then goes on to … Continue reading

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Prime Time turns its lens on Declan Ganley, burns self.

Well, that was one hell of a piece rubbish television especially compared to other investigative programs Prime Time have done in the past. The overall flavour was of the Rowdy Roddy Peeper segment in the Simpsons. Actors in shadows, dark … Continue reading

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Lisbon:Lisboa – where do we go from here?

Two quick thoughts One, if other EU members states decide to bully us then I think we should remind them that the EU was founded on the principle of equality amongst member states and we should be prepared to veto … Continue reading

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Where is Brian Cowen?

We’ve had Eamon, Enda, Patricia, Mary Lou everyone on the box but not a sign of Brian. Will he only appear once it is all over? Is he Royston Brady Mark II, won’t come to see the voting if it … Continue reading

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The PDs must be spitting

It is only a minor outcome of the referendum but the Progressive Democrats must be spitting that they didn’t go with the No argument. There again the YES side might have won then.

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Lisbon:Lisboa – the aftermath Part 1

It’s likely we’re going to be picking over the consequences and causes of the treaty defeat for weeks perhaps even months. I’m going to have a quick start here but no doubt I’ll revisit it in more detail and with … Continue reading

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Lisbon:Lisboa – holding my nose and voting…

It’s not a bad treaty, it’s also not a very good treaty. I don’t hate it, I don’t much love it either. Yet I’ve got to have an opinion on it and I’ve got to vote. So what to do, … Continue reading

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Voting on Lisbon – update 3

So we’ve had two polls and a deal with the IFA and a “don’t be chancing your arm” for SIPTU since the last post. I would rate things as YES – 53% NO 47% with a turnout in the range … Continue reading

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As many FF Voters as FG are opposed to the Lisbon Treaty

From the poll in last weekend’s Business Post a rather basic fact appears to have been overlooked which is that as many FF people as FG people have yet to be convinced of the merits of the Treaty. Quoting from … Continue reading

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