Friday, June 13, 2008
Lisbon Treaty Rejected
The primary question being asked in Ireland today and in Brussels and indeed all over Europe is simply, what happens next ? When the French and the Dutch rejected the European constitution last year the Lisbon Treaty was seen as Plan B. Now as Brian Lenihan just admitted on RTE news. "There is no Plan C". Will the EU try and carry on without Ireland bringing back fears of the old two tier Europe claims or is the Lisbon Treaty categorically dead. I do not know the answer to this. It appears to me to be a legal and constitutional nightmare for all concerned. One thing is certain, this is a massive embarrassment for the Irish government.