Dear Sir, At the outbreak of World War II, even though the Republic of Ireland was neutral, many thousands of Irishmen joined the British armed services.
They had more courage and foresight than their leaders because they knew exactly what would happen to Ireland if Britain was overthrown like France.
History repeats itself. Once more we need the help of the Irish people. This time we need them to vote no in the autumn referendum in Ireland.
If they do say no to the Lisbon Treaty the British government will have to give us our own referendum. The European Union in its desperation to get a yes vote in Ireland has granted a few concessions which can be revoked in the future without consultation. This autumn the voters in Ireland will have the second referendum in two years (the result of the first one was not to the liking of Brussels).
The EU will “allow” the Irish government to spend a great deal of money trying to persuade the people to endorse the Lisbon Treaty. However, the people of Ireland are no less politically educated than the people of any other European country particularly France and Holland and predictions show that they will say no to the Lisbon Treaty.
Should they do say no there would not be time for the ratification of the Treaty before the next General Election in Britain. Whichever party gains power (probably the Conservatives) they will have to give us our own referendum.