"The people of Ireland return to the polls today in a referendum on whether to accept the Lisbon Treaty on enlarging the European Union."That last newly revealed *fact* seems to have bypassed Sarkozy and the Fortress Christian Europe elements in Austria, Germany and elsewhere- good old Beeb, finger on the pulse as always.
(Thanks to Open Europe).
On a more serious note, my initial thought after the ROI’s result was that was it all over bar some more legal formalities in Czech Republic. Ben Archibald argues depending on President Klaus’ inclinations the timing of certain events in Prague, that's not so. Whether that would in the long-term (short-term the Conservatives calling a referendum on Lisbon would be undoubtedly popular) be good or bad news for Cameron is highly debatable