If this is true, then good for the Irish too.
leadersmasters won’t let us have a vote on membership of the European Union here in the U.K., because they know we’d vote “No”. In fact, they won’t even let us vote on the Lisbon TreatyE.U. Constitution because they know we’d vote “No” and scupper that too—in spite of promising a referendum on that very subject.
Fortunately it sounds like the Irish have scuppered it for us, but it frankly stinks that our government lies to us, fails to represent our views and then won’t let us have our say even when it promised.