No, its not about voting reform. Today, Irish voters are heading to the polls in a forced second referendum, because in the words of the President of the European Commission “they voted the wrong way” in their first referendum in which they rejected the Lisbon Treaty.
If this small straw poll gives the Irish NO campaigners any heart, I have over the past week conducted a straw poll on Twitter http://bit.ly/4vpI3 where I think the result is absolutely clear.
Should the UK stay in the EU?
|Unequivacally Out||63%||38 votes|
|Out, but negotiate for EFTA membership||22%||13 votes|
|Stay IN||2%||1 vote|
|Stay IN, but try to reform from within||12%||7 votes|
|Out, and work to dismantle the EU||2%||1 vote|
|Don’t know||0%||0 votes|
People appear to no longer even want in any great percentage a trading partnership. They just want out.
So to all those people in Ireland who have an opportunity to speak for the other 500m voters in Europe who are denied a vote today, we remember that NO means NO, we just hope that you will say the same again on our behalf.