Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton
Fear and intimidation are again to be the stock-in-trade of the 26-County Administration and its political masters in Brussels as they attempt once more to steamroll the Irish people into giving away the last vestiges of independence.
The political elites of Leinster House and the EU have set the tone for the forthcoming referendum on the EU Austerity Treaty by threatening people about the dire consequences of a rejection of the treaty.
Off course we have heard it all before during the referenda on the Lisbon and Nice treaties. And on both occasions people were forced to vote again for treaties they had already rejected. The power elites of the EU are not interested in the will of the people but instead are intent on grabbing even more power using the fear of the people. In this they have willing collaborators in the political establishment of the 26-County State.
The system of finance capitalism driven by France and Germany created the economic collapse of the past four years yet it is the working people of Ireland and Europe who are being asked to pay the price. As we approach the centenary of the 1916 Rising we have now an opportunity to fight back and show that the 1916 Proclamation still speaks for this generation when it declares: “The right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible.” Begin the fight back for our country and vote No.