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    Default No more referenda?

    It would seem from the 9 o'clock news last night (Sun) that the government aren't happy with the people for voting the way they did and won't hold any more referenda.

    David Davin-Power quoted a text from "senior government minister" telling him not to hold his breath for the Seanad Reform referendum.

    I found it very disturbing - not surprising - that RTE didn't make more of an issue of the government basically telling us - the voters and tax payers - that they won't be seeking our opinion any more because they don't like what we're telling them.

    I got a sense from the advertising for the recent referendum that we were supposed to feel empowered and somewhat grateful to our leaders to be allowed have the "final" say in our constitution, but that's ridiculous when you consider who gets to decide when and on what topic we ever have referenda.

    Anyway - FG/Lab seem keen to shut off access to any more pesky votes because they don't like our tone - but Seanad Reform referenda an election promise, so how are they going to swing that one?
    The more things change....

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    Didn't see that but it does not surprise me.

    The way Shatter reacted to the Supreme Court ruling tells you what they think of their entitlement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    No more referenda?
    How about "no more silly referendum threads?!"

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    How is this different from holding extra referenda because they don't like the way we vote?

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    I don't blame them, to be honest. The last referendum was a car crash, partially due the government's own fault and partially to the opportinity it gave to paranoid schizophrenics to indulge their morbid fantasies.

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    Jebus...I'd hate to see how they'd feel if they lost...

    I'm going to hold my ire until I read the 'no more referenda' information booklet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    I don't blame them, to be honest. The last referendum was a car crash, partially due the government's own fault and partially to the opportinity it gave to paranoid schizophrenics to indulge their morbid fantasies.
    If only they were all smart like you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toland View Post
    I don't blame them, to be honest. The last referendum was a car crash, partially due the government's own fault and partially to the opportinity it gave to paranoid schizophrenics to indulge their morbid fantasies.
    They'd achieve the same result by exiling Dana...

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    Irony Watch: If there were to be no more referenda, one would need a referendum to validate it.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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