Splintered Sunrise, one of my favourite blogs, has a great post up on the reaction to the Irish 'No' Vote by so-called pro-EU 'democrats'
We’ve also seen various European politicos holding forth, most notably Denis MacShane and Daniel Cohn-Bendit. Of this pair it can fairly be asked, could you possibly find a bigger pair of wxxxxxs to fight the EU’s corner? More seriously, their general point was that it’s unfair for 1% of the Union’s population to hold the other 99% hostage. Perhaps it’s escaped the attention of our progressive internationalists that the other 99% weren’t allowed a vote. It’s an odd situation where that tough old conservative, Czech president Václav Klaus, emerges as the champion of democracy. But perhaps it makes my point about liberal elitism.
You can read the rest of the article here.
And in answer to Splintered's question: No.
UPDATE: The anti-democratic democrats really are going into overdrive. The EU's response to the democratic verdict of the people: get them to vote again and again until they vote the 'right way'.
From today's Guardian:
Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg's foreign minister, said Ireland would need to have a second vote. "The question is, how can we prepare it so that it can be won."
Sarkozy, who takes over the EU's presidency in 10 days' time, let it be known he wanted the 26 other member countries to ratify the Lisbon treaty as swiftly as possible. His foreign policy adviser said Ireland should rerun its ballot.
You really couldn't make this stuff up, could you?