Monday, 22 November 2010

No Democratic Mandate?

"People have no democratic mandate to change that" (40 seconds in):



Tough! The Irish have had their democratic mandate, they voted, via referendum, yes to:

  • Third Amendment (8 June 1972): Permitted the state to join the European Communities.

  • Tenth Amendment (22 June 1987): Permitted the state to ratify the Single European Act.

  • Eleventh Amendment (16 July 1992): Permitted the state to ratify the Maastricht Treaty.

  • Eighteenth Amendment (3 June 1998): Allowed the state to ratify the Amsterdam Treaty.

  • Twenty-sixth Amendment (7 November 2002): Allowed the state to ratify the Nice Treaty.

  • Twenty-eighth Amendment (15 October 2009): Allowed the state to ratify the Treaty of Lisbon.
That's more of a say than I've had.

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