The corporate lobbyist who is running the YES Campaign
The key front man of the Yes campaign is Pat Cox. Yet the Irish media have systematically hidden his role as a major corporate lobbyist. This is in sharp contrast to the way that papers like the Irish Times devoted considerable resources to investigating the unsavoury aspects of Declan Ganley’s.business arrangements during the last Lisbon referendum. Here Voteno.ie prints in full a statement from the Corporate Europe Observatory, a reputable NGO that investigates the links between business and EU decision making. Despite the fact that their was issued in May, none of the Irish media has chosen to investigate the issues involved. Read More
TEEU reiterates its opposition to the Lisbon Treaty
The TEEU reiterates its opposition to the Lisbon Treaty, a position unanimously endorsed by our last delegate conference. Our opposition to the first referendum was clearly based on opposition to the policy of the ECJ in interpreting the Treaties and in particular the Posting of Workers Directive in a manner detrimental to the long-term interests of our members Read More .
UNION BUSTER CALLS FOR YES VOTE
Is Michael O Leary putting
€500,000 into an advertising campaign that will call for a YES vote, because he
has a little favour to ask of the EU Commission, He wants the right to take full
control of the former national airline, Aer Lingus? Read More
This article analyses the ‘assurances‘ in the specific area of security and defence that the government is persuading EU leaders to sign up to, ostensibly to allay concerns in Ireland about the Lisbon Treaty. These ‘assurances’ are, in reality, simply political statements that, in themselves, have no legal status. They are only legally valid if they confirm or clarify something that is already in the Treaty. If they contradict the text of the Treaty, they are invalid. Hence, the Treaty itself is completely unaltered, as are the concerns of those of us who campaigned for a ‘no’ vote last year. Read More
Why you should still vote no to lisbon despite the assurances the government has given
HOW THE ELITE FORCES ORGANISED AGAINST
The elite forces have carefully prepared
for the second referendum and will use a variety of 'civil society' groups to
front their campaign. But at the heart of their strategy lies a deep contempt
for democracy. In this extended analysis Kieran Allen, one of the editors of
VoteNo.ie offers a detailed critique of the excuses used by the elite for not
respecting Ireland's original vote. READ MORE
THE LISBON TREATY AND THE ECONOMIC WAR ON WORKERS
Voteno.ie held a pre-campaign
briefing meeting for its activists this weekend. One of the main themes was the
economics of the Lisbon Treaty. Read More
Business, political elite behind
Lisbon 'civil society'
Following their defeat in last year's
referendum, Ireland's business and political elite are mounting a much more
determined campaign to bully and manipulate the Irish electorate into voting Yes
to the Lisbon Treaty. Read more
McCreevy Gives the Game Away
Charlie McCreevy has announced that he
will be retiring from politics when his term as EU Commissioner ends this
October. Maybe that is why he has become so disarmingly
honest. Read More
We owe it to Europe to vote No to Lisbon rerun
In an article published in The Sunday Business Post Vincent Browne argues that Irish voters owe it to Europe to vote NO to Lisbon in rerun.
LISBON DECLARATIONS ARE JUST GIFT
'The promised EU declaration on Ireland's
status in the Lisbon Treaty is merely a form of gift wrapping. 'Not a single
word of the actual Treaty will be changed when it is put to a new vote of the
Why is the European union Building an Army?
The European Union Is building an army, and the Lisbon treaty will help them do this.
they call this process "between the eu member states on eu status of forces". In a time of recession we should be spending money on improving
peoples living conditions and not on weapons and war.
We need a total opt-out from 'EU militarisation
In an article published in The Irish Times ROGER COLE (PANA) argues that the European elite’s desire for wars has created a strong and growing global peace movement.
RTE Falling at The Feet of Power
RTÉ’s Coverage of the Lisbon Treaty Campaign
The primary finding of this research is that on RTÉ’s leading news programmes from January 1st 2008 to June 14th 2008, 63% of the contributors to news items which focused on the Lisbon Treaty were supporting a Yes vote.
Three television programmes (Six One News, Nine News and Questions & Answers) and three radio programmes (Morning Ireland, News At One and Drivetime News) were analysed over this timeframe via RTÉ’s website. The following is a summary of the report’s main findings:
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