Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kathy Sinnott's Speech on Lisbon

Kathy Sinnott gave an excellent speech earlier in the week entitled Why Ireland voted NO to Lisbon.

She focused on two major issues. The first was the well-founded fear of many Irish voters about the eroding of Ireland’s hard won democracy, an all too reasonable fear it seemed, when certain voices within Europe started trying to influence the outcome of the referendum by threatening the electorate.

The second issue was that of Ireland’s Christian values and the danger of Europe imposing unethical legislation regarding abortion, euthanasia and embryo research.

She warns that Ireland will vote NO a second time if their concerns are not heard – I wonder if anyone in the European Commission is listening?