Well now, this is interesting:

Declan Ganley is planning to field more than 400 candidates in next June\’s European Parliament elections, in the 26 countries – including Britain – where voters have had no direct say on the treaty.

The energy and rhetoric of Mr Ganley, a multimillionaire businessman, was widely credited with persuading the Irish to reject the treaty, even though every leading Irish political party apart from Sinn Fein was urging voters to say "Yes".

Now he wants to give British voters a chance to deliver a bloody nose to both the Brussels establishment and to Gordon Brown, whose party first promised and then refused a referendum in Britain.

Running candidates in every country purely on the question "Lisbon, Yes or No?"

Slightly overlooks the fact that in the UK, there already is such an option: UKIP. The third largest party at the last euro-elections.

I wonder, will there be some accommodation made or are we going to have a most delightful splitting of the vote?

 

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  1. Running candidates in every country purely on the question “Lisbon, Yes or No?” Slightly overlooks the fact that in the UK, there already is such an option: UKIP

    Surely that doesn’t help people who want to vote on Lisbon but don’t want to withdraw from the EU, though?

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