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Eurocrats Push European Consolidation

Nothing horrifies the New Class of bureaucrats, intellectuals, politicians, and activists than an aroused public dedicated to defeating their plans.  The Irish vote against the Lisbon Treaty, which would create a stronger, consolidated government for the continent, shocked Europe's political elite, who are pushing for Ireland's government to stage a revote, or simply override the voters.  The latest argument being made is that approving Lisbon would empower Europe to confront Russia on security issues. It's a silly claim, since the Treaty will deliver neither policy unanimity, an effective military, nor popular support, all of which are necessary for a genuine European nation state.  I offer this argument and more in Taki's magazine today.