Two leaked memos suggest that the Irish government and Brussels are going to great lengths to suppress bad news that might encourage a No vote - a result that would delight Eurosceptics everywhere, since if Ireland does not ratify the treaty it cannot come into force anywhere in Europe.THE EU = FASCISM WITH A HAPPY FACE.
An internal email from a British diplomat in Dublin let slip that the commission's vice-president, Margot Wallström, had promised the Irish government to "tone down or delay messages that might be unhelpful".
The diplomat, Elizabeth Green, also said Ireland had decided to get the vote out of the way before France took over the EU leadership in July, to avoid "the risk of unhelpful developments during the French presidency" - noting that President Nicolas Sarkozy was "completely unpredictable".
The second memo, from Jo Leinen, the German chairman of the European Parliament's committee on constitutional affairs, warned that "politically sensitive" aspects of the treaty should not be discussed until it was in force.
- IF IRELAND VOTES THE "TREATY" DOWN, THEN IT'S KAPUT.
- THE EUSSR FOLKS KNOW THIS, AND ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO PREVENT IT: LYING; CHEATING... WHATEVER.
- THEY'RE ANTI-DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST SCUM.
- I PRAY THE IRISH DO THE RIGHT THING.