Sunday, August 30, 2009

An excellent reason to vote against Lisbon...

...RyanAir has pledged 500,000 Euros to the 'Yes' campaign. According to Michael O'Leary:

“Without Europe and the Euro, the Irish economy would be run by our incompetent politicians, our inept civil service and the greedy public sector trade union bosses, who through social partnership have in recent years destroyed Ireland’s competitiveness, created an epidemic of useless quangos and feathered the nests of the public sector at the expense of ordinary consumers in Ireland. I believe that Ireland must vote “Yes to Europe” on 2nd October; otherwise our economic future will be destroyed by Government and Civil Service mismanagement and the narrow vested interests of the public sector trade unions.

Finally, I can think of no better reason to vote “Yes to Europe” than doing the opposite of that recommended by some of the headbangers who are calling for a no vote. When one looks at the ragbag amalgam of the “no” campaign, led by economic illiterates like Sinn Fein, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the Socialist Party it seems clear to me that Ireland should vote “Yes to Europe” on 2ndOctober next, and I sincerely hope that we will.”

Eloquently and intelligently put, Mr O'Leary, what wavering voter could possibly resist such shrewd insights, such a manly display of courtesy towards your opponents and such sensitivity on the subject of national politics?

Yet another reason why I will be voting NO.