Monday 23 October 2017

'It's total rhetoric about how this is going to stabilise the economy'

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

FATHER-of-two Paul Shields said the Government had failed to show how backing the fiscal treaty will help bring stability to the economy.

Mr Shields, from Ballyfermot in Dublin, said he voted No because he believed the treaty was not the answer to the country's problems.

"My main concern is the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the money that is needed to go into that fund. I don't think there has been any explanation as to where that fund is going to come from," the 44-year-old said.

"I would also have serious objections to legalising the policies that the last two governments have put into place. Both Labour and Fine Gael recognised that Fianna Fail was going down the wrong road, yet when they got into power they continued making the same mistakes."

Mr Shields, who works on the maintenance staff of Trinity College, said he did not believe that the arguments of the Yes side had been adequately made. "It is total rhetoric about how this treaty is going to stabilise the economy," he said.

Irish Independent Supplement

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