Yesterday we witnessed one of the most monumental betrayals in modern times. The Irish people bravely ignored the threats from their own government and Brussels and voted "NO" to the Lisbon Treaty. The Irish voted as they did, in the belief that the Lisbon Treaty would be scrapped if they rejected it. They were lied to. The heads of the 27 member states had absolutely no intention of honouring the democratic Irish vote. If I were Irish, I would be extremely angry today with my government, the EU, but most of all I would be feel betrayed by the British government. Our government under Brown's leadership has acted in the most underhanded and cowardly way to our neighbour and we all share in that shame. I'm embarrassed to call myself British today.
I would like to personally apologise to the Irish people for my country's treachery. I only hope that you will understand that this duplicity is not the doing of the people of Britain, but of its corrupt government. We were also promised a referendum in our government's manifesto - a promise which has since been denied us, because like you, we would have voted "No". I personally will do all I can to see that this betrayal will not be forgotten, and I will endeavour to see the Lisbon Treaty consigned to the rubbish heap to which it belongs. I, like many others across Europe celebrated the result of your referendum. You spoke for almost half a billion people in twenty six countries who were not allowed a voice. Brussels does not only refuse to listen to the people - they don't want to see us - and whenever they are able, they silence us.
Brown, Sarkozy, Barroso, Merkel and their fellow conspirators think they can force this EU super state on the people. They are wrong. The more they trample on democracy the weaker they will become. They will be voted out of power wherever people value their freedom. If we were to have a General Election in Britain today, Gordon Brown would be given one almighty boot out of Downing Street. The ratification of the Lisbon Treaty has now become a war between the political elite of Europe and the people. The people of Europe have fought tyranny and dictatorship before and we will do it again. The people will win. So stand fast Ireland, the political elite may be against you, but the people of Europe are with you.