Second No vote‘ would isolate Ireland’

If Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty for a second time, the EU will take it as a signal that the country ‘‘wants to distance itself’’ from the rest of Europe, according to the European Commission’s highest-ranking official

3rd January, 2009

If Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty for a second time, the EU will take it as a signal that the country ‘‘wants to distance itself’’ from the rest of Europe, according to the European Commission’s highest-ranking official.

Irishwoman Catherine Day, secretary general of the commission, said a second No vote in Ireland would have serious consequences. ‘‘It is not something I even want to think about, because the enormity...

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