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May 29, 2012

The government only has one argument in favour of the Fiscal Treaty: If we vote NO, we will be unable to borrow money to fund public services. There will be no stability and so the ATM machines will seize up.

The government’s case comes down to access to the European Stability Mechanism fund. This is a €700 billion firewall that eurozone governments can draw on if other borrowing costs are too high.

The government only has one argument in favour of the Fiscal Treaty: If we vote NO, we will be unable to borrow money to fund public services. There will be no stability and so the ATM machines will seize up.

The government’s case comes down to access to the European Stability Mechanism fund. This is a €700 billion firewall that eurozone governments can draw on if other borrowing costs are too high.

May 27, 2012

Spread the message against the treaty, download the United Left Alliance leaflet.

Today the United Left Alliance  launched its leaflet calling for a NO vote to the Austerity Treaty.

The ULA is calling for a NO vote to defend democracy and to break from the madness of austerity.

we are committing our full resources to defeating the governments plans to force permanent austerity on the Irish people.

Spread the message against the treaty, download the United Left Alliance leaflet.

Today the United Left Alliance  launched its leaflet calling for a NO vote to the Austerity Treaty.

The ULA is calling for a NO vote to defend democracy and to break from the madness of austerity.

we are committing our full resources to defeating the governments plans to force permanent austerity on the Irish people.

May 27, 2012

spread the message against the treaty, Download the United Left Alliance leaflet.

Today the United Left Alliance  launched its leaflet calling for a NO vote to the Austerity Treaty.

The ULA is calling for a NO vote to defend democracy and to break from the madness of austerity.

we are committing our full resources to defeating the governments plans to force permanent austerity on the Irish people.

Spread the message against the treaty, download the United Left Alliance leaflet.

Today the United Left Alliance  launched its leaflet calling for a NO vote to the Austerity Treaty.

You can download it from here.

May 24, 2012

Download "Chapter 4: Why the Madness?" of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO

Download Chapter 4: Why the Madness? of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO"

May 24, 2012

Download "Chapter 5: Ireland: Austerity Forever" of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO

Download Chapter 5: Ireland: Austerity Forever of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO"

May 22, 2012

From France and Holland to Slovakia and Greece, governments are falling victim to a European wide backlash against austerity. It seems no pro-austerity party is safe, with even Angela-Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffering a humiliating collapse in recent regional elections. Suddenly, it seems the debate in Europe is shifting away from austerity and towards a greater emphasis on boosting growth and creating jobs. So what is behind all this sudden talk of growth in Ireland and Europe and is the Fiscal Treaty fast becoming a dead duck?

 

From France and Holland to Slovakia and Greece, governments are falling victim to a European wide backlash against austerity. It seems no pro-austerity party is safe, with even Angela-Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffering a humiliating collapse in recent regional elections. Suddenly, it seems the debate in Europe is shifting away from austerity and towards a greater emphasis on boosting growth and creating jobs.

May 17, 2012

The political establishment are terrified that the wider European revolt against austerity will derail their treaty.

Their response has been to distort the message coming from France and to claim that the No side will inflict Greek style suffering on the Irish people. In both cases, the evidence points in the opposite direction.

During the election campaign Hollande explicitly stated that he would not ratify the Fiscal Treaty as it currently stands.

His newly appointed Finance Minister, Pierre Moscovici, has repeated the message: "What has been said quite clearly is that the treaty will not be ratified as is and that it must be completed with a chapter on growth, with a growth strategy,"

May 16, 2012

In the midst of all the media bluster about billions and bailouts, the most fundamental consequence of adopting the Fiscal Treaty into law is being ignored; namely the threat the Treaty poses to democracy.

 

In the midst of all the media bluster about billions and bailouts, the most fundamental consequence of adopting the Fiscal Treaty into law is being ignored; namely the threat the Treaty poses to democracy.

May 15, 2012

Download "Chapter 3: Undermining Democracy" of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO

 

Download Chapter 3: Undermining Democracy of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO"

May 12, 2012

Download "Chapter 2: The Mysteries of the Structural Deficit" of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO

Download Chapter 2: The Mysteries of the Structural Deficit of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO"

May 9, 2012

Download "Chapter 1: Permanent Cutbacks" of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO"

Download Chapter 1: Permanent Cutbacks of Kieran Allen's Booklet "The Fiscal Treaty and Euro Crisis - Reasons to Vote NO"

Chapter 1: Permanent Cutbacks

May 7, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Tuesday 8th may in the Welcome Inn at 7.30pm

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Tuesday 8th may in the Welcome Inn at 7.30pm

May 3, 2012

IRISH REFERENDUM ON FISCAL TREATY 31 MAY 2012 WHY WE SHOULD VOTE NO

IRISH REFERENDUM ON FISCAL TREATY

31 MAY 2012

WHY WE SHOULD VOTE NO

Preface

Despite attempts by powerful outside interests - and even our own government! 

 to by-pass the Irish electorate and prevent this referendum, the decision by the Attorney General has given us a chance to protect ourselves from further  permanent erosion of our constitutional rights and national 

sovereignty.   It also gives us a breathing space to increase our 

April 30, 2012

Introduction

One of the tricks that the rich play on ordinary people is to exclude them from real decision making processes. Typically, this is done by monopolising the airwaves and speaking in a technical language that is almost impossible to understand. So-called ‘experts’ replace real democratic discussion and the elite consensus is then reinforced by being trotted out endlessly.

Introduction

One of the tricks that the rich play on ordinary people is to exclude them from real decision making processes. Typically, this is done by monopolising the airwaves and speaking in a technical language that is almost impossible to understand. So-called ‘experts’ replace real democratic discussion and the elite consensus is then reinforced by being trotted out endlessly.

April 29, 2012

The Yes campaign has launched a dirty tricks campaign to hide the real implications of the Fiscal Treaty

The Yes campaign has launched a dirty tricks campaign to hide the real implications of the Fiscal Treaty.

The treaty would bring twenty years of hardship because of its demand for cutbacks of the order of €4 - €5 billion a year. Ireland has a huge level of debt for the size of its economy but the treaty demands that this be cut by one twentieth each year. On current figures, that is equivalent to stopping all spending on primary and secondary education.

April 25, 2012

In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD for the People Before Profit Alliance and Finance spokesperson for the United Left Alliance, has warned that the Fiscal Treaty, if implemented, will give greater powers to the EU and ECB over Ireland’s budgetary allocation and make it much more difficult for any Irish government to choose where to allocate funds on public expenditure.

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Wednesday 2nd may in Hearne’s Hotel Clonmel

Speakers Kieran Allan and Cllr Brid Smith

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Wednesday 2nd may in Hearne’s Hotel Clonmel

Speakers Kieran Allan and Cllr Brid Smith

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On thursday 3rd may, Metropole hotel Cork at 8pm

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On thursday 3rd may, Metropole hotel Cork at 8pm

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Friday april 27th  in the Imperial Hotel Dundalk at 8pm

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Friday april 27th  in the Imperial Hotel Dundalk at 8pm

Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology in UCD, has launched a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty.

The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro "Crisis" contains an analysis of the text of the treaty and the context that gave rise to it.

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Wednesday 25th April in The Railway Bar at 8pm

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Wednesday 25th April in The Railway Bar at 8pm

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Monday, 16 April at 8pm, in Caulfield’s Pub, Maynooth

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Monday, 16 April at 8pm, in Caulfield’s Pub, Maynooth

Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology in UCD, has launched a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty.

The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro "Crisis" contains an analysis of the text of the treaty and the context that gave rise to it.

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Thursday april 26th Dock’s hotel New ross Co Wexford at 7.30

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Thursday april 26th Dock’s hotel New ross Co Wexford at 7.30

Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology in UCD, has launched a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty.

The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro "Crisis" contains an analysis of the text of the treaty and the context that gave rise to it.

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Tuesday may 1st in Kavanagh’s pub, main street Portlaoise  at 8pm

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Tuesday may 1st in Kavanagh’s pub, main street Portlaoise  at 8pm

Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology in UCD, has launched a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty.

The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro "Crisis" contains an analysis of the text of the treaty and the context that gave rise to it.

April 22, 2012

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Thursday april 26th in Rathmines at the  Travelodge Hotel 8pm

A public meeting and discussion on a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty will take place
On Thursday april 26th in Rathmines at the  Travelodge Hotel 8pm

Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology in UCD, has launched a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty.

The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro "Crisis" contains an analysis of the text of the treaty and the context that gave rise to it.