The finest pamphlet of the campaign so far!
I came across – and by came across, I mean someone submitted it as a comment under my last post – A Spoofer’s Guide to How to not vote no by Jason O’Mahony. It is unashamedly pro-Treaty and funny, a combination I haven’t come across before in this campaign.
Here’s one excerpt I liked
Who is against the Treaty. A lovely bunch of people, and they’ve been right about so much before!
Sinn Fein used to be against the EU, but have now changed to wanting to reform it, so that every decision is made by unanimity, that is, never. Am I the only person who finds it ironic that they pretty much want to model the EU on the Commonwealth? Sinn Fein also want (Pay attention, this is tricky) to bring Northern Ireland into the Euro, and once in, bring the whole island out of the Euro together. Huh? Apparently it is something to do with 19th century concepts of national identity. Maybe they’ll give us all an acre of land, a bucket and a donkey each too. Sinn Fein say the EU is too pro-business, too capitalist, and does not give enough rights to EU workers, whilst at the same time condemning the EU’s interference in the rights of Irish workers. Finally, and this is my favourite, Sinn Fein believe that the EU is too militaristic and are concerned about the EU using weapons to achieve its political ends. I’ll let that sentence just sit quietly there, as I leaf through the November 2007edition of Black Pots and Kettles Monthly.
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