In Strasbourg, EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has been criticised for not reading the Lisbon Treaty prior to the referendum.
At a news conference on the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, the European Parliament's Socialist leader Martin Schulz rounded on Mr McCreevy saying he was particularly disappointed by Mr McCreevy's statement that he had not read the Lisbon Treaty.
'We have to ask Mr Barroso what kind of people he has in his Commission, particularly if you have someone acting as the deregulation Pope in Europe who goes home and says he hasn't read the treaty and doesn't understand it,' said Mr Schulz.
Speaking of the Pope, - he'll be mad as hell at his staff for being advised to back the wrong horse.
Getting the sack is one thing, excommunicated another.