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 25, 2012

The Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty has launched a new leaflet.

The Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty  is a group of people who have come together to argue against the treaty from a left point of view.  They have launched their leaflet.  which contains many good arguments for a NO vote.

Please download the leaflet and help distribute it.

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 24, 2012

The Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty has launched a new leaflet, you can download it from here, or you can contact them at

http://campaignagainsttheausteritytreaty.wordpress.com/

They will arrange to get you paper copies which  you can help us distribute.

The Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty has launched a new leaflet, you can download it from here, or you can contact them at

http://campaignagainsttheausteritytreaty.wordpress.com/

They will arrange to get you paper copies which  you can help us distribute.

May 24, 2012

Mandate: Vote No to the Austerity Treaty

May 23, 2012
'No' vote launch by anti home tax campaign
 
The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) today launched its poster and leaflet  for a 'No' vote in the Treaty Referendum.
'No' vote launch by anti home tax campaign
 
The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) today launched its poster and leaflet  for a 'No' vote in the Treaty Referendum.
 
Speaking outside the gates of the Dail, Deirdre Wadding of Wexford said :
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 19, 2012

Temple Bar Traders Political Debates

debate The fiscal Treaty

In the New Theatre, East Essex Street Temple Bar on Monday the 21st of May at 1pm sharp

Temple Bar Traders Political Debates

debate The fiscal Treaty

In the New Theatre, East Essex Street Temple Bar on Monday the 21st of May at 1pm sharp
 

Panellists Include

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton

Peadar Tóibín TD (Sinn Féin)

Clare Daly TD (Socialist Party)

Dr.Gavin Barrett (UCD school of Law)

Caroline Simons (European Parliment Candidate)
 
Chaired By

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 14, 2012

The Irish political establishment are desperately spinning a new story line – that they were for growth all along and that they welcome the election of Hollande in France.

They claim that Hollande has only demanded an additional item or a protocol to the Fiscal Treaty which would encompass growth.

This is a lie because Hollande explicitly said,  “he will re-negotiate the treaty on budgetary discipline not only for France, but for the whole of Europe,"  during a campaign speech in Paris on Saturday (17 March), adding that the pact focuses on austerity only and does little to spur economic growth.

Hollande’s victory has also to be seen in the much wider context of a European revolt against the politics of austerity. The electoral revolt has been most dramatic in Greece, where the two main parties who backed the memorandum with the Troika have been decimated. Their vote shrunk from 77% to 33%.

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 8, 2012

The obvious reason for this referendum is to legalise through the constitution the payment to private bankers from public funds retrospectively

The obvious reason for this referendum is to legalise through the constitution the payment to private bankers from public funds retrospectively. As they are being made retrospectively these payments could never meet the normal legal requirements for the awarding contracts from public funds. They are therefore corrupt. If this happened in an African country think of the hue and cry? It is being cleverly done in the insistence that we balance the books and this can only be done by paying the bankers which will now have constitutional backing.

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 7, 2012

‘The emphasis on austerity is becoming increasingly unpopular, with opponents saying it creates a self-defeating cycle of economic stagnation leading to lower tax receipts. It has been denounced in large rallies in Greece, Spain and the Czech Republic recently, and has proved to be a losing plank in any recent European election where it was tested.’

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EUROPE VOTES AGAINST AUSTERITY

‘The emphasis on austerity is becoming increasingly unpopular, with opponents saying it creates a self-defeating cycle of economic stagnation leading to lower tax receipts. It has been denounced in large rallies in Greece, Spain and the Czech Republic recently, and has proved to be a losing plank in any recent European election where it was tested.’

May 3, 2012

Mr. Noonan's claim that a No vote "would have a negative effect on attracting more foreign companies, who already provide jobs for 250,000 workers here."

Mr. Noonan's claim that a No vote "would have a negative effect on attracting more foreign companies, who already provide jobs for 250,000 workers here." is disrespectful not only to the people but also to intelligence of those companies who invest here.

May 3, 2012

Clare Daly TD Vs Lucinda Creighton TD debate the Austerity Treaty. Guess who wins?!

May 3, 2012

Thank You

I am a member of a very small (10 people) group who meet every Friday evening in our local pub.

We are cross community people consisting of 2 unemployed, 2 business owners,

2 sole traders and 2 retired people.  We met up because we were terrified by the prospect of this madness being voted in by the weak and disoriented people of Ireland.

Your site is a good source of material for our campaign.

As our task is to convince the stricken and frightened citizens of our town to vote NO, your site will help us.

May 3, 2012

Hello! Aren't you representing yourselves on national tv and radio?

Hello! Aren't you representing yourselves on national tv and radio?

Thank you...