This video from Ireland is called Vote NO to Austerity Treaty on May 31.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Adams asks voters to reject austerity
Sunday 27 May 2012
by Our Foreign Desk
In a televised speech at the party’s conference he said that while Sinn Fein ministers in Belfast were demanding more powers from London the Fine Gael-Labour coalition in Dublin was backing a treaty that would give away power to “unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Frankfurt and Brussels.”
“It is a good and patriotic and positive action to say No to a treaty that is bad for you, bad for your family and community, bad for society and entirely without any social or economic merit,” he said.
Mr Adams pointed to the country’s 450,000 unemployed and the 70,000 emigrating each year.
Citizens “need to ask themselves if the austerity of recent budgets led to jobs and growth.
“The answer is obvious. The answer is No — if you accept that, you should vote No.”
Three new opinion polls suggest that voters will back the neoliberal treaty by three to two, but also that the Yes vote is slipping away.
Government ministers have expressed fears that voters would vent their anger over punishing budgets, brought in since the country’s economy collapsed and was bailed out by Brussels.
In last year’s general election Sinn Fein went from five MPs to 14 and polls suggest growing support for its anti-cuts position.
Ireland is the only country that needs voters to back the treaty.
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