Direct democracy: forcing people to vote on issues they can’t be expected to understand by mattsteinglass
June 6, 2008, 11:07 am
Filed under: Europe | Tags: , , ,

The Treaty of Lisbon, the new proposal on organizing the EU, is now slated to be defeated in a referendum in Ireland. The reason? Massive anti-Europeanism? Nationalism? Xenophobia? No — people say they don’t understand what they’re being asked to vote for.

The reason most often cited by No voters is that they don’t know what they are voting for or they don’t understand the Treaty, with 30 per cent of No voters listing this as the main reason for their decision.

This is a stupid way to run a multinational political entity, a national political entity, or indeed any political entity.


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