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The Irish seem to have learnt that when it comes to matters EU, they must vote YES, or else…

Voters in the Republic of Ireland have approved the EU fiscal pact, early unofficial results indicate. Both the “Yes” and “No” camps have now acknowledged that the treaty, aimed at enforcing budget rules in the eurozone, was approved in Thursday’s referendum. Tallies at count centres indicate a 60/40 split in favour of the agreement. Counting is still in progress in Ireland, the only eurozone state to hold a referendum on the pact. Official results will come early in the evening. Opinion polls had suggested a “Yes” camp win.

Angela Merkel will be pleased to know that even if Francois Hollande says NON to her austerity plan, the poor Irish always say YES!

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12 thoughts on “IRELAND CHOOSES SERFDOM, AGAIN

  1. There was an outrageous campaign of fear by IBEC and the government to get people to vote Yes.

  2. “There was an outrageous campaign of fear by IBEC and the government to get people to vote Yes.”

    Yes Petr,

    That tactic was a perfect clone of the “Obama road to Socialism” tactic and is currently in the process of being employed in the U.S. Presidential campaign.

    Having said that, it might have worked here because having dwelt amongst the feral Hibernians for almost 2 decades and studied their culture carefully I’ve decided that the vast majority, no matter their chronological age, have never advanced past Freud’s 3rd stage of child development.

    Fortunately, a huge majority of Americans have broken free of those chains and are rapidly beginning to see through “one-term” President Obama’s charade.

  3. Having said that, it might have worked here because having dwelt amongst the feral Hibernians for almost 2 decades and studied their culture carefully I’ve decided that the vast majority, no matter their chronological age, have never advanced past Freud’s 3rd stage of child development.

    Hows that hope and change thing working out for you? lol

  4. The citizens of the RoI clearly enjoy serfdom otherwise they wouldn’t have voted for it. This time I have no sympathy: they really do deserve to lose everything, and they will lose everything.

    As for any American who believes that replacing Barack Obama with Establishment-Mitt Romney, why not tax your brain for a moment and work out what would really change. NB that a change of name as President is not change – it has to be something of substance.

  5. This time I have no sympathy: they really do deserve to lose everything, and they will lose everything.

    Take your meds, Allan.

  6. Petr – all due respect etc. but that’s not an answer to the points which I made. Let me re-phrase them so that you may understand what I’m saying.

    In this age of internet and availability of information outside of what is controlled by the banker-owned media, the voters in Ireland could have checked how Iceland is recovering from its financial meltdown. it is a fact that Iceland is recovering after having, as a nation, renounced the debts of its private banks. Ireland could and should have done the same.

    More surprising is the fact that the Irish seem to have forgotten that they have been asked to approve of EU sophistry several times previously yet it just hasn’t clicked that there might be a link (there certainly is!!) between the mess they’re in now and the way they voted before. Ireland is now being cleaned out out through tax, imminent ‘privatisations’ of all national assets and infrastructure, and anything else that can be taken from the nation which voted itself into eternal serfdom.

    A wee word, Petr: “take your meds” might have made you the star of the 6th-year common room but it doesn’t work here. Try to debate/argue/persuade, if you can.

  7. On this occasion, it was too flippant. I actually totally agree with this:

    In this age of internet and availability of information outside of what is controlled by the banker-owned media, the voters in Ireland could have checked how Iceland is recovering from its financial meltdown. it is a fact that Iceland is recovering after having, as a nation, renounced the debts of its private banks. Ireland could and should have done the same.

    More surprising is the fact that the Irish seem to have forgotten that they have been asked to approve of EU sophistry several times previously yet it just hasn’t clicked that there might be a link (there certainly is!!) between the mess they’re in now and the way they voted before. Ireland is now being cleaned out out through tax, imminent ‘privatisations’ of all national assets and infrastructure, and anything else that can be taken from the nation which voted itself into eternal serfdom.

    Although I disagree that the Irish people will, or deserve to, lose everything. There may be a lot of information available but establishment propaganda is still very powerful. The major business group IBEC and the government launched a massive campaign based on fear, and it worked.

  8. Damn. They should have listened to Gerry Adams:

    Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in his keynote address to the party ardfheis called on delegates and voters generally to reject the “austerity treaty” on Thursday.

    Over 1,000 Sinn Féin delegates gathered in the INEC centre in Killarney, Co Kerry this evening to hear Mr Adams declare, “austerity isn’t working and won’t start working on June 1st,” he said.

    “Right now if you do not like the policies of the government you can sack them or re-elect them. You won’t be able to do that with unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Frankfurt and Brussels,” added Mr Adams

    “That is undemocratic. Don’t give up your power. Don’t give your democratic rights away. And don’t write austerity into the constitution,” he said.

  9. Is it the case that Sinn Fein is the only party which is not part of the bought-and-paid-for political Establishment?

  10. Allan,

    There is also the United Left Alliance, and a number of independents. But generally the parties are bought and paid for.

  11. I certainly agree with Allan’s 2nd comment, but with one proviso; the UK was given a referendum on the EEC in 1975 (under the Wilson govt) and returned a 67% in favour of staying in. (Roughly the same as this Irish vote)
    What was staggering at the time was the relentless propaganda by the BBC & media in general, spelling out how we would be doomed to everlasting penury if the vote was no.
    Like the Irish now, the Brits then were cowed into submission, so it’s a bit disingenuous to say the Irish “clearly enjoy serfdom”, when the English were similarly warned by Powell and other great statesmen not to relinquish their Sovereignty at any cost – but we went ahead and blew it.

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