I found this, as a surface scratcher. Lizard face Jose Manuel Barroso said in a speech, over the weekend, that a referendum over the treaty of Lisbon is not in the best interest of the constituents. I don't remember how he said it. It was translated to German. But, how they translated it reflected an attitude of utmost arrogance on Barroso's part. This for starters. I'm Googling for the exact quote:
Originally Posted by J M Barosso
"...The 50-article charter of fundamental rights will be attached to the EU's new Reform Treaty, to be signed in Portugal today. The protesters were demanding a public vote on the treaty..."