Well it seems like we're about to get to our very own "jump the shark" moment as regards the Lisbon Treaty..
Seems like we will be going for best of 3 after all..
It looks increasingly likely that Merkel is being painted into a tight corner by her own constitutional court as regards what the Germans can and can't do regarding getting guarantees for their bailout money, so Angela is facing the increasing likeliehood that she will have to make demands of her "EU partners", in return for German Parliament agreements.
However, the guarantees aren't possible under current Lisbon arrangements, and the changes are not going to get past the "small insignificant changes" clause that woould allow the Treaty to self amend. Why? Because it will demand European control of more "competencies". And.. it will also allow the EU to "punish" member States who don't adhere to EU rules regarding budgetary matters
Now, in all fairness, that mightn't be a bad thing. I am gone to the stage where I think being controlled by Europe would probably be better than being controlled by either FF or FG .. and as an Irish Republican that galls me to have to write whose words..
But, do people think that a new Lisbon referendum has a cats chance in hell of being passed in the current climate.. because I don't regardless of the rights or wrongs of any argument
What in the name of Jesus are they thinking ? What'll the slogan be this time.. "Sorry about the jobs and recovery we promised last time.. Vote Yes.. so we can punish you"
God, I can't wait to see how some of the Europhile Gaelers and Redshirts come on to ty to sell this one