Image via WikipediaSo Ireland has finally been browbeaten into voting for the Lisbon Treaty, after two votes, coming under extreme pressure from the European Union, to tow the line.
The choice of the Irish people should have been listened to in the first place, and I am sure they will live to regret not voting against it the second time around.
This is supposed to be a democratic organization, but with this farce in Ireland, having to vote until the European Union get what they want, and Britain being refused the referendum it was promised, it stinks more of a dictatorship.
They are running scared in case they don't get their own way, which tells you they have no faith in the treaty being passed without pressure being applied.
Poland and the Czech Republic have still to decide, but you can be sure that they will have to conform to the wishes of the EU just like Ireland did.
According to the European Union if this treaty does not go through it will put the whole concept under pressure, and if a small thing like this treaty puts it under pressure, then it is in a sticky wicket to begin with.
The idea of a common market was fine, if they had stuck to the commercial side of things, but a union that tries to dictate every law, and every aspect of the running of other countries that have had their own rules, regulations, and traditions throughout their existence is wrong and is destined to fail.
It is only a matter of time before some of the countries rebel against the stupid rules that are coming from this union, and when this Lisbon Treaty is forced through the impact of how demanding, and restricting to our own ways and traditions it is going to be, will bring a realization that instead of increasing its power, we should all be taking stock of the dangerous predicament we have put ourselves in.
As I have said before other, unions similar to this have failed before, the USSR and Yugoslavia to name but two, and I see no reason to think that this one will be any different.