Friday, 21 September 2007

Will the Dutch Cabinet Say Yes To EU Referendum?

Later today the Dutch Cabinet will meet and hold a vote to decide whether to give the Dutch people a referendum on the EU Treaty. The chances are that they will vote no. Like all EU governments the Christian Democrats are in favour of the treaty. However they are in a coalition with Labour who are pro-referendum.

The mood amongst the Dutch people is still one of Euro-scepticism and the government are worried that the people will once again vote against the Treaty, leaving Holland on the sidelines. I can't see the cabinet voting for the referendum if the people will go against their wishes.

Once again democracy will be struck another blow. Are there any true democracies left in Europe?

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