“Lisbon will worsen the economic crisis both in Ireland and throughout Europe” according to Sinn Fein Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh. “The threat to our economy is not in a rejection of Lisbon. It is in the ongoing privatisation policies of the government and the failure to properly invest in education, health, childcare, research and development and broadband.” Rectifying these failures will be all the more difficult if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified, the councillor claims.
“Lisbon will copper fasten the neo-liberal agenda that has led us into this crisis,” she added. “We are now asked to believe that further pursuance of these policies will solve our problems. Sinn Fein believes that, in spite of threats from all the establishment parties and vested interests, citizens will vote No to this Treaty.”