Unfortunately in the case of the Irish vote it was similar situation, the population were hurting after the property bubble had just imploded and they were looking for someone to blame. There is still a prevailing attitude that the EU has imposed a terrible fate on the Irish nation, when in fact it lifted us out of abject poverty. The Irish people on mass caused the economic crisis we currently face and there is a desperate desire to find a scapegoat to blame for our own stupidity - the EU represents a perfect kicking boy for a nation in self imposed pain.
So presumably the Irish were completely 'clued up' on the second referendum?
Edited by itsnotoutthere, 26 January 2013 - 10:16 PM.