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Ireland to repeat Lisbon treaty vote

Issue No. 2171

The people of Ireland were to vote again on the European Union’s neoliberal Lisbon Treaty on Friday of this week – despite voters rejecting it last year.

The entire political establishment, except Sinn Fein, and many trade unions back a yes vote.

They hope people will vote yes out of fear of losing the “protection” of the EU during the recession.

But there is a wave of rebellion against the treaty and other issues.

Last week striking workers from Dublin Port and Coca Cola joined others to protest against the “Nama” bank bailout.

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Tue 29 Sep 2009, 18:27 BST
Issue No. 2171
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