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On 14 June 2009 the Irish Independent reported that Margot Wallstrom, European Commissioner for Communication, said during a visit to Dublin that the Lisbon Treaty would “encourage” affordable childcare in the EU.A question was tabled to her in the Eur…

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In an extraordinary admission today Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary confesses to his real motives behind his €500,000 campaign for a ‘yes’ vote in the Irish referendum on Friday.He said: “One of the reasons that I am campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote is that…

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A blank cheque

While the Irish government continues to play down the EU’s ambitions in defence policy in order to get the Lisbon Treaty safely passed, some telling comments have been forthcoming from other Europeans this week, which give us some insight into the kind…

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Don’t count those chickens

Reuters has the story that Ireland’s largest independent bookies, Boylesport, is already paying out on a Yes vote for the second Lisbon Treaty referendum, to be held on 2 October.Apparently their spokesman said, “With odds at 1/12 a positive outcome l…

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Strong stuff coming out of the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth today… Hat-tip Spectator Coffee House Blog.Chris Davies MEP gets worked up over the issue of politicians fiddling their expenses:”I hate the dirty, cheating b******s, who have taken eve…

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In a similar vein to the last post, the Mail today picks up on comments made by Labour MP and former Minister Gisela Stuart at Open Europe’s Dublin meeting last week, at which she blasted the Lisbon Treaty because of its serious implications for democr…

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Tell it like it is

Hat-tip to Iain Dale for this find:Labour’s candidate in Folkestone & Hyde, Donald Worsley, has told the Romney Marsh Times:“Top of the reasons for the euro [elections] disaster must surely be the Government’s failure to honour its Manifesto pl…

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