Vote but we'll ignore it.

A common trick.

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Whilst Gordon is making announcements about how to save the world, perhaps he could mention his criticism of the proposed Burmese constitution. Of course it will be a farce and will be rigged for a YES vote but at least the Junta felt compelled to make the effort to appear democratic, unlike Gordon's reneging on NuLabour's promise of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty/Constitution.

However, the point is that the proposed Burmese constitution has a clause which bars anyone who has been married to a foreign national from holding political office. Aung San Suu Kyi, the main opposition leader, was married to a British academic and is therefore disqualified. Her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won a landslide victory in the country's last elections in 1990 - though the military never allowed them to form a government.The NLD has mounted a campaign to persuade Burmese to vote "no" to the constitution in the forthcoming referendum. The UN cannot comment as China and Russia have objected to their proposed statement, but surely our Gordon could ask Sr. Barroso if he could say a word or two?
Ireland is the only country to hold a referendum on the Treaty/Constitution yet the European parliament actually voted that they would ignore any NO vote. How's that for democracy. But they are fighting back see the NO campaign website.
By the way monks, criminals, the mentally ill, Christians and Hindus will not have the right to vote in Burma, so they can make sure of the result. See here.