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White Paper on Lisbon distorts crucial issues

The Government's Lisbon Treaty White Paper is a flawed document, containing some serious distortion of fact. It is unbalanced and heavily politicised, presenting a case that favours the defeated minority in the referendum of last year. It meets only limited and selective reasons behind the emphatic rejection of the referendum on June 12, 2008.

The White Paper questions are not simply for ordinary voters. They are important for all political parties, notably the two main opposition parties -- Labour and Fine Gael. Though both of them are in favour of a 'Yes' vote, they owe a duty to the electorate to defend the democratic rights of all people not to be the victims of distortion of vital national questions.

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