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Sinn Féin’s alternative guide outlines progressive alternatives to address electorate’s concerns – McDonald

18 September, 2009

Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin’s alternative guide to Lisbon today the party’s vice-president Mary Lou McDonald said the document outlines many positive and progressive alternatives to deal with the concerns of the electorate on issues such as the workers’ rights, neutrality and the democratic deficit.

Speaking at the Launch Mary Lou McDonald said:

“Sinn Féin's Alternative Guide to Lisbon 2 also outlines many of the positive and progressive alternatives presented by our party last year.

“We outline ways in which issues such as the democratic deficit could be addressed by strengthening the role of member state parliaments in real and meaningful ways, rather than the cosmetic proposals contained in Lisbon.

“We also outline how we believe public services, workers’ rights and our neutrality can be promoted and protected.

“Sinn Féin wants to see Ireland play a central role in shaping the future of the EU, saying No to Lisbon and yes to our party’s alternative vision for the future is one real way of doing this.” ENDS

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