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Thread: Lisbon 2: One year on, how would you vote now?

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    Default Lisbon 2: One year on, how would you vote now?

    One year ago we voted "Yes for Jobs" and since then 120 workers a day have been added to the dole queue. We were sold a great political lie and the leverage we had at the time was flushed down the crapper.

    Would Yes voters still vote Yes today?

    A poll would be useful but none is being offered on the submit page.

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    You're assuming that just because 120 workers were added to the dole queues a day, that it would have been better without voting yes.

    Might be tougher to go begging to the EU for money without having voted yes.

    I would have voted yes again, because the Irish government needs someone to keep an eye on it. The more powers we give to Brussels, the better.

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    Eh NO

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMax View Post
    Might be tougher to go begging to the EU for money without having voted yes.
    I expect it would have been easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    One year ago we voted "Yes for Jobs" and since then 120 workers a day have been added to the dole queue. We were sold a great political lie and the leverage we had at the time was flushed down the crapper.

    Would Yes voters still vote Yes today?

    A poll would be useful but none is being offered on the submit page.
    I can recall Fine Gael with the slogan 'Yes to Lisbon = Yes to jobs' Was it jobs for politicians in Europe they were on about? I thought it was jobs for the unemployed? I am confussed

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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    I can recall Fine Gael with the slogan 'Yes to Lisbon = Yes to jobs' Was it jobs for politicians in Europe they were on about? I thought it was jobs for the unemployed? I am confussed
    They all sold us the same lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    They all sold us the same lie.

    Ganly didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    I can recall Fine Gael with the slogan 'Yes to Lisbon = Yes to jobs' Was it jobs for politicians in Europe they were on about? I thought it was jobs for the unemployed? I am confussed
    You're assuming that jobs weren't saved because we signed up to Lisbon. We're at around 14% unemployment now. Who's to say this wouldn't be 16 or 17% if we'd not voted for Lisbon?

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    Wouldnt we look good when we go cap in hand to europe when the NPRF runs out next year. Thats whats going to happen. I am happy to be a good little european because from what I see we are incapable of managing ourselves. We are run by used car salesmen and gombeen dynasties. At least Hans and Franc will treat everyone equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consultant View Post
    Ganly didn't.
    Quite, but where is he now?

    He promised to come back and examine the 'Yes' side's job claims in a year.

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