If Ireland signs onto the treaty, then it’s a cinch for Tony Blair, who’s slated to become the first permanent president of the EU. — PID
(BBC NEWS) — Irish voters are heading to the polls in a second referendum on the EU’s Lisbon Treaty – a vote that may decide the future of long-delayed EU changes.
They previously rejected the treaty in a June 2008 referendum, by a margin of almost 7%. This time opinion polls suggest the Yes camp will win.
The Republic of Ireland is the only one of the EU’s 27 member states to put the treaty to a referendum.