Because we vote the wrong way!
Only 1% of the population of the E.U. got to vote on the most important treaty to date - they said "NO". I have to say, I'm a little surprised. The fear mongering and threats from the yes side where coming think and fast in recent weeks and I thought many would be cowed. It's sometimes nice to be wrong. Now the question is will Europe make good on the threats and punish us in some way?
There is a major schism in Europe between the "leaders" and the citizens, to my mind most people want to remain Irish, English, French, Spanish whatever, they don't want to surrender their future and identities to the vague United States of Europe that so many elites seek. the E.U. started as a trade and cooperation block, thats how it should remain.