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Bruce Arnold: We were betrayed, and children will go on suffering despite referendum result

Published 12/11/2012 | 05:00

Picture: @stephenbyrne86
Picture: @stephenbyrne86

THE Government did not act "in good faith" in its information campaign in the Children Referendum, as Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children, has claimed in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment. She also claimed, in an article in this newspaper replying to one written by me, that: "Mr Arnold makes a range of statements which act to distort the purpose of this referendum and the legal impact it will have on protecting children and supporting families."

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In particular, she referred to my having made false statements -- "continuing to repeat false and misleading statements over and over again does not make them true".

She needs to reflect on her and the Government's wrongful attempts to intrude with state power into the people's constitutional rights, and to use public money to influence the people improperly.

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