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EU intervention in Irish referendum ‘unlawful’

Posted By admin On September 29, 2009 @ 9:52 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Bruno Waterfield
London Telegraph [1]
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 £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.

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[5] Ireland to hold second referendum on Lisbon Treaty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ireland-to-hold-second-referendum-on-lisbon-treaty.html

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[7] Irish exit polls show yes majority for Lisbon treaty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irish-exit-polls-show-yes-majority-for-lisbon-treaty.html

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