- 16 Oct 09
As well as forcing Ireland to reassess its attitude towards Europe, the second Lisbon referendum was a reminder of just how nasty British euroskeptics such as UKIP really are
So that’s that. We’ve done our bit for the Lisbon Treaty… at the second time of asking. But few would have forecast the scale of the landslide. It was pretty emphatic, as emphatic as Leinster’s victory over Munster. But what it means is less clear, other than that voters took a look at what’s happening out there in the world and decided it was better to be inside the tent pissing out than to be outside being pissed on.