Our No Vote Will Be Respected. We Will Not Be Bullied; Friends after All? Foreign Minister Micheal Martin and His French Counterpart Bernard Kouchner, Who Warned Ireland Not to Vote No
Byline: Niamh Lyons
IRELANDshouldnothave to apologise for voting No in lastweek'sLisbonTreaty referendum,the country's EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said yesterday.
Hesaidithadlongbeen known that each country within theEUhadtohaveitssayon Lisbon and, although the people hadgoneagainstthewishesof thepoliticalclass,
business groups and trade unions, that should still be respected.
Itwasclearlyunderstoodthat this treaty had to be ratified by all 27memberstates,MrMcCreevy told RT[ETH] radio yesterday Thebasisofthesuccessofthe Europeanprojecthas been that nobody is bullied and Ireland will not be bullied.
Ireland is the only …
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Publication information: Article title: Our No Vote Will Be Respected. We Will Not Be Bullied; Friends after All? Foreign Minister Micheal Martin and His French Counterpart Bernard Kouchner, Who Warned Ireland Not to Vote No. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: June 17, 2008. Page number: 6. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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