There are now 400,000 people unemployed in Ireland, and our economy is in tatters. This was caused by a greedy and servile government, who care more about pleasing their EU masters than looking after Irish jobs.
To feed the construction boom which overheated our economy the government agreed to allow unrestricted immigration from EU member states into Ireland. This policy added to the overheating of the economy. Now Yes campaigners want to make matters even worse by handing full control over our immigration policy to the EU under Article 79 of the treaty.
We’ll be forced to accept the common EU policy on immigration and asylum - even when immigrants are coming from countries outside the EU.
It’s crucial that we keep control of our immigration policy. Ireland has welcomed migrant workers but as unemployment rises daily we need to keep the right to close our borders.
The problem is that if we sign up to the Lisbon Treaty we’ll have signed away the right to decide who can come to Ireland looking for employment. That’ll be decided by the EU and it simply won’t matter how that affects us, our economy and our unemployment rate.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Keep our right to decide on immigration – Vote NO to Lisbon II
It is essential to vote No to the Lisbon Treaty taking place on October 2nd, 2009. http://www.coircampaign.org/index.php/the-economy/jobs-and-taxes