Argument: Opponents of the Lisbon Treaty often spread misinformation

Issue Report: EU constitution reform treaty (Lisbon Treaty)


Andrew Duff. “Why Ireland must say ‘Yes’ to Lisbon”. Financial Times. 12 May 2008 – “Others, wilfully or not, misread the Lisbon treaty. Left-wingers claim that Lisbon will impose nuclear energy on Ireland. Business people spread alarm about how the EU, under Lisbon, will force Ireland to raise its corporation tax. Nationalists insist that Ireland’s post-colonial ‘neutrality’ will be impossible to sustain under Lisbon. And right-wing Christians claim that the Charter will authorise abortion in Ireland. (Where is the Pope when you need him?)”