Martin Walker, UPI | June 24, 2008
Most EU leaders want to continue with the ratification of the Lisbon treaty regardless of the disastrous outcome of the Irish vote. ++ Sarkozy and Merkel in particular are pushing for the treaty to be implemented, yet only governments and political elites are eager to proceed. ++ The treaty has split the EU along geographical lines: the reluctant eastern Europeans, the Irish, and the others. ++ It now appears it has caused the emergence of a much more dangerous kind of two-speed Europe: "the one that divides the rulers and the ruled."