Sinn Fein Campaigning for Another Rejection of Austerity
May 18, 2012 • 10:19AM

The May 31 Irish referendum on the EU's fascist "Stability Treaty" could be the third European national vote against the EU's supranational austerity regime, following rejections of it in French and Greek elections.

The Sinn Fein party's Padraig MacLochlainn said in a statement Thursday that ""No' is the European answer to the Austerity Treaty." MacLochlainn was speaking at a press conference organized by the Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty, alongside MEPs from Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Portugal.

Deputy MacLochlainn said: "Today, we heard about how austerity is failing people across Europe and how Ireland will not be isolated if we reject the Austerity Treaty. I am convinced more than ever that 'No' is the European answer to the Austerity Treaty. We know that anytime in the recent past when people across Europe have had a chance to vote, they have rejected the pro-austerity parties.

"By voting 'No', Ireland would be allying herself to the growing movement across Europe which wants Europe to focus on job creation and not on cutting domestic demand across our continent", MacLochlainn said.