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Pro Lisbon parties at fault for EU’s encroachment on our Economic Sovereignty – McDonald

5 February, 2011


Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald has said Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and the Green Party are all at fault for situation which sees Ireland’s economic sovereignty at risk from the EU.

Ms McDonald was speaking today as the EU piled the pressure on Ireland to accept a competitiveness pact to align economic policy across the EU.

Ms McDonald said:

“My party warned many times that the EU wanted control over Ireland’s economic policy but we were accused of raising red herrings during the various EU Treaty referenda.

“We specifically pointed out that the EU would go after our corporation tax rate.

“Now that the chickens are coming home to roost the blame lies fairly and squarely with all the pro Lisbon parties for the sell off of our economic sovereignty.” ENDS

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