Sunday, April 29, 2012
The most important decision you’ll ever make – Kelly
Cllr Anthony Kelly has agreed with the assertion of government parties that how we vote in the fiscal compact referendum on the 31st of May might well be the most important political decision we ever make. Speaking as the Sinn Féin Austerity Treaty Road Show visited Enniscorthy and Gorey last Saturday (28th) Cllr Kelly said that voting no to the austerity treaty was voting yes to a credible chance of recovery.
“Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour had colourful posters out during the Lisbon Treaty campaign a few years back depicting the hopeful message ‘yes to jobs and recovery’. Of course we never saw those jobs and it’s now obvious that the spin doctors of those parties lied to get the Lisbon Treaty ratified by the Irish people. I won’t go as far as to say that a no vote will lead to jobs and recovery but it will give us some hope of recovery. The alternative to a no vote is the final nail in the coffin for this nation.”
“If people are planning on voting yes to this treaty then they should be aware of what they are voting yes to. I would agree with government spokespeople who have described this referendum as the most important political decision we’ll ever make. If we accept this treaty we accept permanent austerity, permanent unemployment, permanent emigration and permanent poverty. We accept it with the strict stipulation that we will never be able to change it by any parliamentary majority.”
“I’m calling on the people of County Wexford to make themselves aware of what this treaty is truly about. Don’t rely on the opinions of people who told you a yes vote in the last referendum was a vote for jobs. Where are those jobs? They deceived you and they might just be prepared to do the same now. Inform yourself about this treaty. Our Austerity Treaty Road Show is moving across the county. If you have any questions about the treaty don’t be afraid to approach the staff running our mobile information centre. Don’t look back in years to come and wish you had learned more about a referendum that may well be the most important political decision you’ll ever have the opportunity to make.