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Yes, they opposed Nice but they can't strike that one down.

I think the EU should implement the rules in the Treaty of nice that say that the EU will have less than 27 Commissioners by having 26 and not having an Irish one. After all, Ireland sent none other than Charlie McCreepy to Brussels... Better not give them the chance to outdo themselves... :-P

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 05:47:22 AM EST
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McCreepy was dumped to Europe when he became unpopular in Ireland - because of his neo-lib tendencies.  Depriving Ireland of its European dumping ground would make the EU even more unpopular....

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 27th, 2008 at 01:43:41 PM EST
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