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    Ok, Fergus is on message. Enda said in an interview with Tony Connolly:
    what the people vote on next Thursday will not be changed
    I guess whatever happens to the Treaty after that isn't a big deal

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    [quote]
    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Ok, Fergus is on message. Enda said in an interview with Tony Connolly:

    I guess whatever happens to the Treaty after that isn't a big deal[/QUOTE]


    Why are they going ahead with it if it isn't a big deal

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    Vincent Browne on now

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    lol

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    http://www.independent.ie/opinion/co...f-3123255.html

    John Bruton article in the Independent today, words fail me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolvr View Post
    http://www.independent.ie/opinion/co...f-3123255.html

    John Bruton article in the Independent today, words fail me.
    If you think that's bad you should check out Lucinda Creighton in the IT associating voting YES with Ireland's sporting success.

    I don't think the country has seen such abuse of its sportsmen and women by a politician since Charles Haughey stepped onto the stage on the Champs-Élysées to accept the accolades for winning the Tour De France.

    Gump and Co. are now it seems on par with the best international athletes. Why do Irish people tolerate this nonsense?


    So far, 2012 has been a rather spectacular sporting year. Everyone brimmed with pride last week when Katie Taylor once again claimed her world championship title and simultaneously qualified for the Olympic Games. Even the most diehard Munster fans appreciated the historic Leinster victory in Twickenham, when the boys in blue were crowned Heineken Cup champions for the third time in four years.

    We are all looking forward to a summer brimming with sports events from the European Championships to the London Olympics. Our hopes are high with anticipation and expectation and it is no wonder, given the talented, primed and professional athletes we are fortunate enough to have representing us.

    We can learn some lessons from them. They have achieved excellence in the sporting field, not by virtue of luck or by accident, but because they are thorough in their planning, methodical in their preparations and they leave nothing to chance.

    Every hour of every day is planned. They leave no stone unturned in preparing for competition and know very well that there is no alternative to hard graft. To achieve results, to succeed against the best in the world, they must toil and sweat.

    They must endure pain and disappointment in order to reach the height of their ambition. There is no shortcut, no easy option because effort equals results.

    Similarly, there is no shortcut to getting Ireland back on track. I hope that we in Government have tried to be frank and honest about that. There are plenty of opponents of the fiscal treaty who will claim that we can magic our problems away, but we cannot. We must continue in the quiet, determined way in which we have tackled this financial crisis since it began. We must work steadily and with determination towards Ireland’s recovery, and voting Yes to the treaty is an essential element of that.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...316859046.html
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Three or four times now I've seen the success of the no campaign and particularly Sinn Féin put down to the lamentable and thankfully temporary situation of broadcasters having to give both sides of the argument a fair crack of the whip.

    Extraordinary

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    Even still, it seems the YES side has been quoted 36% more on the press.

    http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/H...1-db3c26300709


    According to a Newsaccess Media analysis of 1,400 of these articles published in the Irish media between May 4th and May 20th, the Yes side was quoted 36 per cent more than the No side.

    "Press articles were shown to quote significantly more Yes side politicians and commentators than No side politicians and commentators," according to the Dublin-based media firm.

    "This does not mean that the article content was one-sided, but that only Yes commentators were actually quoted."

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    Bty, Creighton seems to approve entirely of the way the last government handled mattters:

    We must continue in the quiet, determined way in which we have tackled this financial crisis since it began.
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Last 3 paragraphs
    We need to work towards a radically different society, where people have some real control over their lives; where inequalities of wealth, income, power, influence, social capital and cultural capital are radically narrowed; where patriarchy is subverted; where respect is accorded to everyone equally, regardless of status, class, sex, wealth or position; where protections for workers are buttressed, not dismembered by “labour market reforms”.

    And to achieve that those of us who believe in this kind of society have to win arguments and minds through thoughtful debate, diligent and truthful analysis expressed in accessible forms, devoid of the familiar weary clichés and bombast.

    The Maastricht Treaty, the Growth and Stability Pact, the Six-Pack and now the Fiscal Treaty are all obstacles to this kind of society. They must be opposed and the rejection of the Fiscal Treaty is a necessary and crucial part of that opposition. We owe it to ourselves, to future generations and to the peoples of Europe, who are denied a part in this process, to oppose a trajectory that will vandalise society and impoverish lives throughout the Union.
    Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced, wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

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