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Alternative Referendum Commission Booklet Launched

category national | eu | news report author Monday May 28, 2012 21:19author by éirígí PRO - éirígí Report this post to the editors

Over the course of the last number of weeks every household in the Twenty-Six Counties has received an 'information' booklet from the Referendum Commission. This booklet was supposed to provide an impartial and independent critique of the 'Stability Treaty', but in reality it could have been printed by Fine Gael or IBEC.
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Instead of impartiality and independence the booklet delivers staggering bias and preference in favour of the Yes campaign. It unquestioningly regurgitates the position of those who support the treaty without any reference to the very valid arguments of those who are opposed to it. Countless independent commentators and even many within the Yes camp admit that the booklet could not be objectively considered independent.

Despite mounting criticism the Referendum Commission has refused to acknowledge their failure to remain impartial, opting instead to act as a proxy-press office for the Yes campaign. As we enter the final days of the campaign an alternative version of the Referendum Commission's Treaty booklet has now been produced. It aims to correct the bias of the original version, putting forward the alternative arguments that the Referendum Commission chose to censor.

A copy of this new alternative version can be accessed at the following link: http://www.eirigi.org/pdfs/campaigns/Austerity_Treaty_l...t.pdf.

Please read it and then pass it on to your family, friends, neighbours and workmates. Thursday's vote is of huge importance to the future of our country, so let's make sure everybody gets to hear both sides of the debate before they cast their vote.

Related Link: http://www.eirigi.org

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   Fantastic Piece of Work     Paul S    Mon May 28, 2012 23:00 
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   XLNT     opus diablos    Tue May 29, 2012 10:35 
   doesn't display properly on apple mac     disappointed    Tue May 29, 2012 23:13 
   Bill Still's Referendum Video for Republic of Ireland's May 31st 2012 Voters     W. Finnerty    Wed May 30, 2012 12:56 
   "The need for monetary reform, genuine democracy, and government integrity ..."     W. Finnerty    Thu May 31, 2012 08:08 
   EPILOGUE     W. Finnerty    Fri Jun 01, 2012 14:24 


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