Tuesday, Sept 29th, 2009
The European Commission has been accused of “unlawful” interference in Ireland’s referendum after paying for a 16-page guide to the Lisbon Treaty to be inserted into national newspapers.
Campaigners for a “No” vote have threatened a legal challenge after 1.1 million copies of the European Union booklet were distributed, at a cost to the taxpayer of Â£139,000.
The guide gives a summary of European Union’s achievements before outlining how the Lisbon Treaty would help improve life in Ireland further.
It reads: “Today, members of the EU enjoy a wealth of benefits: a free market with a currency that makes trade easier and more efficient, the creation of millions of jobs, improved workers’ rights, free movement of people and a cleaner environment.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:52 am