In the only popular vote on the treaty to be held in the EU, 53.4 per cent of the Irish electorate rejected its terms – plunging the EU's plans to create a new European president and foreign minister into turmoil.Well, can Gordon make himself popular by agreeing? No, because he's determined to go down in flames, it seems:
MPs and campaigners from across the political spectrum called on the Prime Minister to halt moves towards British ratification of the text in the wake of the vote, with David Cameron saying the treaty should now be "declared dead".
Mr Brown however, is preparing to defy British public opinion by pushing ahead with the treaty's ratification in parliament. Government legislation ratifying the text is due to get its third and final reading in the House of Lords on Wednesday.He isn't the only one wanting to take his ball home after the other kids decided not to play it his way:
However, European leaders were making plans to find a legal way around the Irish 'No' vote.Anyone left in any doubt about the scum who now rule us from Brussels, with the connivance of our politicians..?
Nicholas Sarkozy, the French President, was working with EU leaders and diplomats to plan a special "legal arrangement" to bypass the referendum rejection.