An Eirexit..? November 21, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Given the issue came up let’s look at the technicalities. is this comment from the IT – putting aside the jibe in it – correct?
Thanks to our written constitution, the only way Ireland could leave the EU would be through repealing the Third Amendment after a referendum. For that, you first need an Act of the Oireachtas. The assorted lefties have 13 seats in the Dail; all the other parties, even the Shinners, are in favour of remaining in the EU. In particular, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have 94 seats.
The irony is that this state which has many more referendums is less likely by quite some distance to see the Brexit result replicated by the referendum process. The only way I can see a path to such an outcome (see, that bloody US election and its paths this paths that) is some sort of massive catastrophic rupture either in the EU itself or in the UK and Ireland. And that would, I suspect, have to be greater than that accompanying the financial crisis of the late 2000s. Possible? Sure. Likely, feasible, not really.
And just on that, Broughan and Collins were against Brexit even if both were correctly very very critical of the EU as it is. I’m trying to think of who else was either for or against Brexit. PBP-AAA were in favour, Pringle in favour (be interesting to see if that impacts on his vote next time out), does it come to 13 TDs in favour? Anyone able to help out there.