Is it undemocratic to have another referendum? If that argument prevailed in Ireland we wouldn't have divorce here today.
We all know that the goal posts have shifted significantly since the last referendum and people will be deciding how they vote on October 2nd against a very different back drop.
Women for Europe believes that we have witnessed how alive and well democracy actually is in the EU today. When we voted no in June 2008, the EU investigated why and our concerns have now been dealt with. We will now retain a Commissioner. We now have guarantees reaffirming that our corporate tax rate will not be affected; Reaffirming that our policy on abortion can only be changed by an Irish government; And reaffirming that our neutrality will not be affected if we vote YES.
The people spoke and their concerns were addressed and now it is time to ask the question again. The Treaty text may not have changed but the context certainly has.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin