Govt failing to debate Lisbon - Sinn Féin

 

Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh today accused the Government of failing to engage in a real debate on the content of the Lisbon Treaty.

Speaking after canvassing for a No vote in Crumlin, he said it was obvious from talking to the public that there are "huge concerns" about the treaty, particularly among those who have yet to decide how to vote.

“People are wondering why trade unions, small businesses and farmers have not come out in support of the treaty," he said.

“This is because the Government is failing to engage in a real debate on the content of the treaty and are instead resorting to scare tactics in a desperate attempt to win this referendum campaign."

“People should realise that this referendum is not a question of whether we like Europe or not. Our place in Europe is secure. This is a referendum about the direction we would like Europe to go in," Mr Ó Snodaigh added.