The campaign for the fistful treaty is a mere one day old, and already the gubmint are resorting to threats and blackmail.
That slimy little slap-head Noonan has stated categorically that if we vote No he is going to hammer us in the next budget.
I didn’t believe it when I first read it, but then I read it again -
The Minister for Finance has said if people vote No in the fiscal treaty referendum, the budget he is planning for later this year will be dramatically more difficult than if there is a Yes vote.
If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself. *Hah! Note my update below*
Incidentally, if you do read the article, note how absolutely unbiased our national broadcaster is. A nice list of organisations pushing for a yes vote and their reasons why we should all follow like sheep. Very fucking impartial?
Obviously arguments in favour of the treaty are pretty slim on the ground if they have to resort to such underhand tactics at such an early stage.
We have already had the threats of the country running out of cash, and there being no one to lend to us. Strange, that, as the IMF have stated that there would be no bother lending us a few quid if we needed it. Naturally Noonan tells us that the IMF are talking rot. But of course Noonan knows more about the IMF than the IMF?!
There is also a certainty that if Ireland did show signs of going under, the EU would be all over us like a plague, throwing more bailouts at us, not to save us but to save their precious fucking Euro.
So far, apart from the threats the only reason given by the gubmint to vote Yes is that there is no alternative.
Yes, there is an alternative.
Ignore the horror stories, the threats and the blackmail.
Once again RTE have shown their complete impartiality by removing the article from their site. It never happened!
However, the Irish Times is a little more honest.