The following letter was sent by Paul Murphy MEP to Minister Varadkar, to clarify the facts made on the 27 January episode of The Week in Politics. Below is a link to the program for any who missed it, http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10105797/ Dear Minister Varadkar, I hope you are well. Yesterday on […]
Even as the votes in yesterday’s Referendum are being counted to determine whether it’s ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the Fiscal/Austerity Treaty , attention will already be moving to the immediate and medium term future of the Eurozone and the fate of the millions of people in its economically beleaguered periphery. History may well show that the treaty itself was an almost irrelevant distraction from an honest appraisal of the cataclysmic problems that bedevil the currency union as all the contradictions in its economic and financial systems assert themselves with a vengeance.
Across Europe, in the face of growing resistance at the polls and on the streets, the capitalist class is ramping up its campaign to terrify people into accepting its ongoing austerity. In the south a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum on the EU fiscal treaty is pushed by the government and the bosses. Here Michael O’Brien explains why the Socialist Party is campaigning for a no vote. For more information see the Socialist Party website www.austeritytreaty.ie for detailed arguments against the fiscal compact treaty or buy the new pamthlet from Socialist Party MEP, Paul Murphy available from the Belfast Socialist Party office(02890232962)