Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Safe European Home

Sarah Carey has a great piece in today's Irish Times, admonishing the sisters for rejecting the EU that has done so much for women's rights in this country:

"Slagging off Brussels is a cheap shot, especially when that's exactly where everyone from women to environmentalists to homosexuals rush when they want to stop Irish decisions which are not in their interest. The ability of Brussels to override our laws is exactly what Irish people, particularly women, gain most from membership of the EU."

It's hard to make this point without appearing sexist, but you do notice that in opinion polls a majority of chicks do seem to take the conservative or non-PC side on the question in hand. Just to take three I've noticed recently, the split in the US election was 56/43 in favour of McCain; "women were more likely to feel immigration had been bad for Ireland" according to a recent poll; and government sponsored research post-Lisbon showed 56% of women voted No.

They're just the examples I know of off the top of my head. I might look out for more now... you give an inch and they'll take a mile - that's what I say.
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