The referendum for Treaty of Lisbon

We have seen the posters for the upcoming referendum all over the place, a majority of them urging on Yes vote, and a small handful promoting No vote. Set to take place on 12 June 2008, Ireland is the only country that is holding such referendum (the other European states are based on parliamentary decision) that may or may not lead to the ratification of this treaty.

Yet, when asked, not many people really know what this treaty is about. I have yet to see any leaflets aimed to educate the voters about the treaty and allows them to make informed decision prior to going to poll. We have a voice, but we need to know for what purpose are we exercising our rights! To date, some 47% still doesn’t know what to vote and I’m certain a majority of them are confused voters.

The following sources are good starting points for those seeking information:

I hope you find these links useful.

2 Comments so far

  1. draoi on May 24th, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    I liked the comment by European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy claimed no "sane person" would actually want to read the entire Lisbon Treaty.

    The former finance minister’s amusing intervention overshadowed an escalating dispute between farmers and the Government over the possible use of a veto on a World Trade Organisation deal.

    Admitting he hadn’t read the treaty document in its entirety, Mr McCreevy said he didn’t think ordinary decent Irish people would go through it in full.

  2. Lil (lilianl) on May 25th, 2008 @ 6:20 am

    lol… that is so true, i know i wouldn’t go near the full document even if someone would bribe me with, i don’t know, a meal or two at the poshest restaurant in town… ;)

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