1/19/2008

Lisbon treaty? Níl! No! Non!

Soon the Irish people in the 26 counties will get the chance, the only people in Europe to get such a chance, to vote on the Lisbon treaty.

I personally hope that they reject this move towards a federal EU Super State in the strongest way possible.

Sinn Féin will be the only party of the Oireachtas to oppose this treaty.

Eoin Ó Broin has an excellent article in this weeks An Phoblacht which lays out 20 clear reasons why Irish voters should reject this treaty. That article can be found here.

The Green Party leadership were unable to persuade 2/3 of their party to support this attack upon Irish Sovereignty, so as a result that party will now have no official position on the Lisbon treaty/EU Constitution.

That won't stop the Green party leader John Gormley and his other colleagues in the cabinet, a cabinet made up of the incompetent and the ignorant, from campaigning for a "Yes Vote".

I suspect that former Green MEP Patricia McKenna will be out campaigning for a No vote. At least we know that there are still members of the Green party prepared to stand up to Fianna Fail and to stand up for Irish principles.

The only thing stopping Fianna Fail from depriving the Irish people of a vote, like the rest of the disgraceful EU countries are doing, is Bunreacht Na hÉireann.

Ireland has taken many traditions of government from America (The name of the houses of the Oireachtas and the Supreme Court for example) however the best must be our strong codified constitution.

How often has that document spared us from the excesses of the failed civil war parties? Now those same parties seek to strike a hammer blow against that great document.

I only hope that the Irish electorate tell Europe in no uncertain terms that our hard fought for, yet limited and incomplete, independence is not for sale.

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