The failure of the Lisbon Treaty would delay EU expansion. Turkey joining the EU in the next decade is kinda-sorta possible. Big deal, says you. What's the worst that could happen?
Well, the lovely leaflet-senders at euinfo.ie will tell you what's the worst that could happen. You see, it is natural to assume that Turkey is peopled by, well, people. Didn't we go there to kill them in the Crusades, or something? So, if they join, some of them might come to work here. But that would be no big deal, surely? We have, after all, had immigration before without the sky falling. Ah, yes. Yes, we did. But that was immigration by people, and the Turks ARE NOT PEOPLE...
They are enormous, sentient turkeys, who will come here to EAT OUR FARMERS! They are also, judging by the medal, Heroes of the Soviet Union, which doesn't help any.
The stakes have risen. No longer is it just about mandatory abortions, lowering of the minimum wage to three cents and conscription into Sarkozy's Euro-Army, now we can expect to be pecked to death.
Or, you know, maybe euinfo.ie (actually the UK Independence Party, a bunch of right-wing climate deniers with links to Traditional Unionist Voice, an unpleasant bigotry-oriented Northern Irish party) are just a bunch of filthy racists.
Here's the Labour Party on whether any of this revolting leaflet is actually non-made-up.
Funnily enough, the leaflet came with an ad from an Post inset. Please, an Post, don't advertise in offensive nonsense leaflets from the UK Independence Party.