‘No’ doesn’t always mean ‘No’. Not if you are a european voter anyway. Especially not if you are Irish.
The people of France and Holland rejected the EU constitution, effectively killing it. Because of those two early defeats the planned referendums in other EU countries were cancelled because it might look bad if the people of many more EU countries rejected it.
So the policy-makers fiddled with the words a little and changed it to the ‘EU Treaty’.
They did this because they could f*ck the people of europe by passing a treaty without a referendum.
A large percentage of people in European countries wanted referendums. They wanted to say ‘No’.
They were denied that right – except in Ireland where the constitution says there must be a referendum for such things.
The people of Ireland voted ‘No’.
They will now be made to vote again. They will be asked to keep voting unil they give the ‘right’ answer.
Democracy? Don’t make me laugh.