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"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dick Roche , State Minister for EU Affairs.

From this (in mid July 2008)..... "It is far, far too early to be talking about a referendum or about some specific policy to go forward (after the 12th June 2008 'NO' vote to the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution) , that’s not the way to formulate a policy in response to a referendum...."

....to this - 'A second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty would “ultimately” be required and ratifying key elements by legislation was not a viable option, Minister of State for European Affairs Dick Roche said at the weekend...'

A few days ago , John from this blog was on Newstalk Radio talking about matters political :one of the issues he raised was the strong rumour in political circles that the wasters in Leinster House were preparing to hold a second vote on the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution on the same day as the vote on the EU elections in June 2009 - this possibility was dismissed out of hand by the Presenter of the show as "unlikely" . It now appears that Dick Roche has been sent out by his political masters to 'fly a kite' regarding this issue ie 'soften-up' the public to expect such a second vote in the near future . This blog done what little it could in calling for a 'NO' vote in the first Lisbon referendum -

- and will do so again when the political incompetents in Leinster House try , yet again, to secure an even cosier future for themselves in Europe by fostering a second Lisbon vote on the electorate in this State. So much for the mantra which those politically useless leeches throw at Irish Republicans as often as they can - " You must respect the will of the people...."