Friday, 7 March 2008

WHAT YOUR VOTE ON THE LISBON TREATY WILL REALLY MEAN


- ENDING IRELAND’S STATUS AS AN INDEPENDENT SOVEREIGN STATE
- TAKING AWAY FROM THE IRISH PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO MAKE OUR OWN LAWS
- MAKING THE EU CONSTITUTION SUPERIOR TO THE IRISH CONSTITUTION
- TURNING IRELAND INTO A PROVINCIAL STATE WITHIN AN EU FEDERATION

The two sentences below from the proposed 28th Amendment of the Constitution Bill, which was published yesterday, are the central provisions of what the Irish people will be asked to vote on in the Lisbon Treaty referendum in late May or early June:

“The State may ratify the Treaty of Lisbon signed at Lisbon on the 13th day of December 2007, and may be a member of the European Union established by virtue of that Treaty.

“NO PROVISION OF THIS CONSTITUTION invalidates laws enacted, acts done or measures adopted by the State that are necessitated by membership of the European Union, or prevents laws enacted, acts done or measures adopted by the said European Union or by institutions thereof, or by bodies competent under the treaties referred to in this section, from having the force of law in the State.”

Please copy these two sentences, forward them to others and make sure that you inform your friends and neighbours about them and what they mean for themselves, their children and future generations of Irish people.

Anthony Coughlan