Saturday, June 07, 2008
I'm losing interest in Lisbon.
The right answer is so obviously 'no', that at this stage my only real interest in the result is analysing the 'yes' vote as a headcount of how many blindly-led party apparatchiks and buffoons who do what politicians tell them to exist in the country.
Anyone who spent anytime actually reading the Lisbon Treaty (no easy task, let me warn you), or the referendum wording, knows that it's got to be turned down. It's dangerous, impenetrable gibberish we're being ordered to sign or else.
There may well be enough simple followers and easily-bullied people in the country to carry a referendum though, which is a depressing thought.
So I've decided I'm not voting. I'm fecking off to Australia until this craic is over. But if Ireland votes in favour of Lisbon, I might just stay there. (That's not a threat intended to sway your vote in either direction, incidentally.)
Remember, whichever way you vote, make sure to make your voice heard. As we say in the Skinner household: Vote early, Vote often!
Right, anyone seen my hat with the dangly corks?