We have received assurances from the Referendum Commission and the Government that Ireland will not lose control over taxation policy if we vote yes to the Lisbon Treaty. I cannot see how they can keep making that claim.
Unbeknownst to many and especially the farming community, an economic straitjacket is being lined up at an EU level to prevent any prospect of many businesses expanding. It is in the context of dealing with the environment, where the problem lies and the small farmer especially, should oppose this treaty with every bone in his or her body.
Article 191 in the Treaty states that:
“Provisions of a fiscal nature” in any language, means legally binding Carbon Taxes.Union policy on the environment shall contribute to pursuit of the following objectives:
• “Promoting measures at international level to deal with regional or worldwide environmental
problems, and in particular combating climate change”
• “Damage should as a priority be rectified at source and that the polluter should pay”
Article 192 states that action to achieve the objectives set out in Article 191, the Union, “shall adopt provisions primarily of a fiscal nature.”
Farmers who think they are going to escape from the provisions set out above are very much misguided. The Treaty explicitly states that the polluter should pay, and that means the farmer. Methane emissions from cattle account for 27% of all of Irelands Carbon output. Therefore it will illegal, technically, for haulage companies and motorists to exclusively bear the brunt of any imposed Carbon Tax agreed at an EU level.
The Green Party and Fianna Fail under the guidance of Foreign Affairs Minister, Micheal Martin, think that the section of the Lisbon Treaty mandating Carbon Taxes is somehow of benefit to the population of Ireland. Of course Labour and Fine Gael also support this taxation system and the Environmental Protection Agency will be the authorised body to supervise the madness.
What is likely to happen in the coming years is that an EU Emissions Trading Scheme will be applied to the farming community in the same way it is has already been applied to the Power firms. It will also apply to the Airline industry after 2013. Ryanair, for example, will profit more with their aircraft on the ground because smaller airlines wishing to expand their routes will need to purchase Carbon Credits from the major carriers like Ryanair. It is no surprise, therefore, to see Ryanair spending €500,000 to support a yes vote. Ryanair will profit to the tune of Billions of Euro just like the Power companies already have on the back of this corrupt and fraudulent Carbon trading scheme.
The Referendum Commission’s legal position on this proxy taxation system is that,Who do the Referendum Commission and European Council think they are kidding? Powers of the EU in relation to taxation must change in the Lisbon Treaty in the context of dealing with “Climate Change”, otherwise it wouldn’t be possible for Ministers Martin and Gormley to cite Climate Change as one of the main reasons to vote yes.“The European Council has stated that nothing in the Lisbon Treaty makes any change of any kind for any member state in relation to the powers of the EU in respect of taxation.”
By the week, more and more hard scientific evidence is coming out proving that cloud formation is affected within days of changes on the surface of the Sun. Global temperatures have actually fallen since 1998 but the EU and the vested interests will have none of that. There is potentially trillions of euro to be made on Carbon Trading where the big corporations will win and you will lose. Vote No for your own sake.
See following Quote from John Gormley
Whatever you might say for or against the Lisbon Treaty, one thing is clear: it cements and strengthens an EU-wide commitment on climate change. As Environment Minister John Gormley put it earlier today: “Article 191.1 of the Lisbon Treaty’s Title XX contains a key provision which has a direct effect on combating climate change. It commits the EU to dealing with climate change regionally and on a worldwide basis. I believe it will also act as a legal guarantee which will ensure all member states honour their commitment to the fight against the effects of climate change.
“Critics have dismissed this Lisbon Treaty provision as tokenism but it is quite the opposite. It represents the first time the EU has put into its rule book the need to take concerted action against climate change.”
How can one say that Lisbon, on the one hand, will have no say over any members states Taxation policy, and on the other hand say it guarantees something legally which involves provisions on a fiscal nature which are Carbon Taxes?