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BBC: Utterly unacceptable

Sophie Raworth, reading from the autocue live on the BBC One O’Clock news, has just made this quite unbelievable introduction to a piece on events in Ireland today:”The people of Ireland return to the polls today in a referendum on whether to accept th…

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If you’re still making up your mind on Lisbon, see here for the dozens of pleas from pro-democracy people all over the EU, urging a ‘no’ vote:http://www.europesaysno.org/index.htmlHere’s a handful of some of the latest comments:Leo Beata, Sweden:”To th…

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As Irish voters go to the polls today for the second time on the Lisbon Treaty (welcome to Venezuela the European Union), there is growing coverage of the news that Tony Blair is in all liklihood set to become the first EU President within a matter of …

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Irish PM Brian Cowen has announced there will be not be another referendum if Ireland votes ‘no’ to the Lisbon Treaty tomorrow.He said: “There won’t be a Lisbon Three — that’s for sure.”But hang on, that’s exactly what they said last time. Click here…

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Wild claims

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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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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