Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Irish can go fuck themselves...

... , is the humble opinion of the European Parliament's members, according to England Expects.
Amendment 32 of the Corbett Report on the Lisbon Treaty read,
    1. Undertakes to respect the outcome of the referendum in Ireland.

Pretty non controversial you would have thought. After all everybody here in the Parliament reckons themselves democrats. So how can it be that the result of the vote was this...
  • 129 in favour

  • 499 Against

  • 33 Abstentions.

And shall we have a look at the British MEPs who voted on the amendment?

  • Yes
    Batten, Farage, Knapman, Nattrass, Titford, Deva


  • No
    Attwooll, Davies, Duff, Hall, Ludford, Lynne, Newton Dunn, Wallis, Watson, Atkins, Beazley, Nicholson, Purvis, Cashman, Corbett, Corbey, Ford, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson , Kinnock, McAvan, , Martin David, Moraes, Morgan, Simpson, Sinner, Stihler, Titley, Willmott


  • Abstain
    Ashworth, Bowis, Bradbourn, Bushill-Matthews, Callanan, Chichester, Dover, Evans Jonathan, Harbour, Jackson, Kirkhope, McMillan-Scott, Parish, Stevenson, Sturdy, Sumberg, Tannock, Van Orden, Hannan, Helmer, Wise.

So UKIP voted to respect the result of the Irish referendum. The Tories abstained (excepting the honourable exception of Nirj Deva). Labour and the Lib/Dems voted to ignore the Irish result.

So, essentially, it doesn't matter which way that cunt Twenty and his mates vote (even assuming that the regulars at Ron's are capable of signing a cross on anything other than their bar tabs), because the EP are just going to fucking ignore it anyway.
This is truly a disgrace. Don't ever listen to people like Richard Corbett lecturing people about democracy without ramming the words down his scrawny gizzard. If a Tory pontificates about how much they want to hear the voices of the people show them this voting list.

I expect nothing less from the Labour and LibDem traitors, but The Tories (and UKIPpers) who abstained should also be ashamed—especially Roger Helmer, who is the Hon. Chairman of The Freedom Association. And where were you, Hannan?

But I have special tortures reserved for the Tory MEPs who voted specifically against the Amendment: Christopher Beazley, John Purvis and "Sir" Robert Atkins (as far as I can see).

That makes another three lamp posts booked up...

UPDATE: Nosemonkey sums up the situation.
What we effectively have here is an admission that referenda will not count even if countries do hold them. An admission that the EU will simply ignore any member state that has concerns with the Lisbon Treaty, now that the elites have come to an agreement.

What we have here, in other words, is an admission that the European Parliament does not believe in democracy.

In that aspect, it is entirely an institution of the EU.

UPDATE 2: commenter Andy says that he contacted Dan Hannan about this.
I emailed Daniel Hannan to ask for clarification on his position and he says he did not abstain from this vote. He voted for it. I think it would be worth correcting this for the record.

Your humble Devil is happy to do so. But this does mean, then, that the EP voting record is incorrect. In which case, what—precisely—is the fucking point of it?

17 comments:

Neal Asher said...

Having a Roy Scheider moment: "We're going to need more lamp posts..."

I be a good Catholic girl, I be, your honour said...

Actually we Irish would rather go and feck ourselves, far less vulgar and far more fun...

and GB can keep NI, no natural resources, a huge social welfare bill and the decendants of all those cantankerous Scots dumped there centuries ago...

as me olde ma is partial to saying "it's a shite hole"

verity said...

Neal Asher - in the unlikely event we ran out of lamp posts, what about those ones along the motorways? Surely they could be utilised at a pinch, although people may slow down, causing accidents, to point and have a larf.

verity said...

Neal Asher - in the unlikely event we ran out of lamp posts, what about those ones along the motorways? Surely they could be utilised at a pinch, although people may slow down, causing accidents, to point and have a larf.

verity said...

Sorry for tedious double post.

Machiavelli's Understudy said...

And caught up in the current rush to make us 'be' more European, the cunts at the Home Office have issued a green paper on abolishing ancestral visas for our families across the Commonwealth.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/21/nvisa121.xml

Care to add your thoughts to this, DK?

Budgie said...

Corbett is such a self satisfied little hypocrite.

But so blatant are the europhiles it does not come as much of a surprise. After all, if they ignore the French and Dutch votes, it would be off-form to respect the Irish vote.

If the Irish vote 'yes' I bet the creeps show 'respect' then.

Anonymous said...

Devil,

The EU and its sock puppet 'parliaments' across Europe have been telling the people to get fucked for years, whilst pretending to the bastion of democracy, human rights, (fill in your fave socialist/liberal agenda. Now they feel they don't even have to pretend to support democracy in any form - vote the way we want or we will ignore your wishes. Dictatorship in all but name.

Anonymous said...

"The Irish can go fuck themselves..."

Finally an EU policy I can agree with :-)

PS [HeroWorship]
Neal Asher. THE Neal Asher? Good gods man, you're practically a hero to me. Absolutely awesome books. Can't wait to get my hands on The Line War. Stop loafing around here and get on with writing the next one.
[/HeroWorship]

Devil's Kitchen said...

Anon,

Yes, that Neal Asher. A very generous man and the reason that I now have a signed copy of SpatterJay...

DK

Anonymous said...

DK,

It's so nice to find an author who doesn't seem to be an unthinking lefty once you scratch the surface, (Richard Morgan, I'm looking at you).

Spatterjay? Not "The Skinner" or "The Voyage..."? Have I missed a book here? Congrats on getting a signed copy though.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Whoops! It was, indeed, The Skinner. I bought The Voyage... recently.

What would be your next recommendation...

DK

Anonymous said...

Your jokes about lamposts aside, this EU disaster is truly leading us down the path of armed insurection.

Once that happens, the cowards ruuning Brussels/Strasbourg and Westminster will scream at the (EU) army to open fire, and will make Bloody Sunday look like a grazed knee.

If you don't know how to use a gun, now is the time to learn.

Anonymous said...

I love how some people manage to spin this into being "the EU!!" (as in the fictional, faceless institution, not the people in the parliament) not respecting democracy, when "your people" was as much a part of it as your enemies were.

Still a disgrace, though. But hey, at least it's your elected representatives that oppose democracy.

I know you're going to attack me for this, but it's not like I'm a regular to this blog and will come back and read it.

Andy said...

I emailed Daniel Hannan to ask for clarification on his position and he says he did not abstain from this vote. He voted for it. I think it would be worth correcting this for the record.

Little Black Sambo said...

Anon 10.07
"I love how..."
You love HOW? Need a bit of language tuition, do we? Foreign, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Great Blog this, I have just been raising the whole issue on Hannan's Youtube page after all the praise he has been soaking up. Guess what. He deleted my comments ! He is only another New World Order sideshow. One of the Oxford group who run this little cross party project