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Yes side trading in politics of fear – Ó Snodaigh

18 September, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Alternative Guide to Lisbon 2 the party’s spokesperson on European Affairs Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said the surest way for the state to lose influence in Europe is to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. He accused the Government and their supporters in Fine Gael and Labour of trading in the politics of fear and of being uncomfortable discussing the Treaty itself.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Unlike the government and their supporters in Labour and Fine Gael, Sinn Féin is basing our arguments on the text of the Lisbon Treaty itself. Our posters, leaflets and this Guide list the Articles and Protocols of concern to us, and to the majority of the electorate.

“It seems that the government and their supporters in Fine Gael and Labour are uncomfortable discussing the Treaty itself and instead are trading on a politics of fear threatening loss of jobs, investment and influence if Lisbon is not passed.

“The surest way for this country to lose jobs and investment is if Fianna Fail remains in government. The surest way for this state to lose influence in Europe is through the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

“We need change at home and in the EU, rejecting this government and their failed economic policies like NAMA and their failed European policies contained in Lisbon is the first step on the road to economic and social recovery.” ENDS

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