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Thread: Supreme Court finds Government Booklet on Referendum Biased

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    Default Supreme Court finds Government Booklet on Referendum Biased

    It has just been announced that the Supreme Court has overturned the High Court decision and ruled

    that certain sections of the Government’s booklet and website on the Children’s Referendum are not "fair, equal or impartial".
    Government booklet on referendum biased, Supreme Court rules - National News - Independent.ie

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    So?
    "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." Ernest Hemingway

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    Is it a technicality? I assume we're still voting on Saturday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    So?
    So...

    now we wait for the inevitable accountability.
    The resignations, the indictments, the lost pensions.

    The mechanics of a just and fair society.
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    No consequences can flow from it at this late stage, other than massive embarrassment for the Attorney General who (one presumes) had given the green light to the booklet and website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    So...

    now we wait for the inevitable accountability.
    The resignations, the indictments, the lost pensions.

    The mechanics of a just and fair society.
    Ah wasn't aware of the horrific ramifications. Will throw mine out without reading it so. TBH this is an odd one with so few arguments against that I am not surprised that someone has been deemed to have "slipped up". It's still a nuisance suit.
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    I wonder what those kids who were buggered by the parents in Kilkenny think of all this intellectual tomfoolery?
    A demagogue is someone who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

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    The one for the "Stability" treaty was as well. Didn't see too many people bringing that to the High Court. At least we got the jobs though....

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    The referendum must now be cancelled and Frances Fitzgerald and the head of the Referendum Commission must resign.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    I wonder what those kids who were buggered by the parents in Kilkenny think of all this intellectual tomfoolery?
    Maybe - "I wish the law as it stands was being applied"
    ANGER IS A POLICY, GET OFF YOUR KNEES

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