LS is an Irish who watched the video I posted this morning and noticed that one of the MEPs featured in it characterized the “No” campaign as being well-funded and massively promoted. She objects to this assertion, and sent me the following email with permission to publish it.
I am a bit shy about posting on your site, but wanted to let you know that the government here spent loads of the taxpayers’ money plastering the street lampposts with YES posters emblazoned with their not-very-photogenic faces.
It was the only time the Fianna Faíl and Fine Gael folks agreed on anything, and they stuffed our letterboxes with pamphlets that were very vague about details, but clear with the message that we must vote YES or else.
Very little cash was spent by the NO campaigners, and their pamphlets were clear about the negatives.
I have a friend who is a county counsellor who was required to campaign for the YES vote, though she could not say why she thought it was a good treaty.
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The verbiage spouted in the EU parliament is breathtakingly newspeak. Not enough people are paying attention, but I suppose that will change soon as the effects of the bureaucrats’ plans come into play.
We have not been happy that the Irish schools are being charged for every flush of the toilet because of an EU directive, nor are we pleased that folks in Brussels are forbidding the Irish from cutting turf.
All the best from Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland,
I’m interested in this every-flush-of-the-toilet charge. Does anyone know how it works? Are there meters on all the cistern pipes?
It sounds vaguely like an Al Gore operation.