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Newbridge asks: 'Where are the Lisbon jobs now?'

category kildare | worker & community struggles and protests | news report author Sunday August 15, 2010 15:03author by barryg Report this post to the editors

Up to 30 people took part in the ‘Where are the Lisbon jobs now?’ demonstration in Newbridge town centre on Saturday.

Demo in Newbridge
Demo in Newbridge

Up to 30 people took part in the ‘Where are the Lisbon jobs now?’ demonstration in Newbridge town centre on Saturday, 14th August. The demonstration was organised by the People’s Movement who campaign against the further federalisation of the EU and for the defence of sovereignty, democracy and social justice in Ireland.

People were out in response to the spiralling jobs crisis and to demand the jobs which were promised by the ‘Yes camp’ during last year’s re-run of the Lisbon referendum. The large turnout seems to reflect the concerns of the people Co. Kildare and Newbridge in particular which has been hit extremely hard by the economic downturn, the once prosperous and jewel in the crown of the so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ has become an unemployment black spot. Yes posters from last year’s referendum promising jobs and prosperity were paraded and leaflets handed out, receiving a great response from the public.

Speaking afterwards local activist Barry Healy stated “we are all aware of the jobs crisis and its devastating effects in this country and Newbridge in particular, peoples anger, frustration and concern was communicated loud and clear today. The yes vote didn’t halt this trend in fact it has accelerated. These promises were nothing more than a political con to engineer a Yes vote”. Speaking further he added “none of the major political parties appear to have a solution to the crisis. The current government is determined to spin that the recession is over but unemployment continues to rise to record levels. It seems their plan is to drive another generation to the four corners of the world which must not be allowed to happen if this country is to have a future”.

This is one of many such demonstrations and public meetings planned for the coming months throughout Ireland by the People’s Movement.

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author by Sceptic.publication date Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:26Report this post to the editors

Who said anything about Lisbon Jobs , we were warned about This Treaty but as usual
we were led down the garden path like fairies and took the bait .

Apart from the lisbon jobs where the fuck did our own jobs go .?

author by Harrypublication date Tue Aug 17, 2010 13:28Report this post to the editors

I wasn't led anywhere, I campaigned for a no vote in both referendums but people (regardless of what way they voted) need to be aware that all the promises were lies to get a result they wanted. That is why I was there on Saturday.

author by Pierce Farrellpublication date Sun Sep 19, 2010 19:57Report this post to the editors

Sunday October 3rd, two weeks from the time of writing, marks the first year anniversary of the second Lisbon Treaty referendum.

With unemployment haven risen in that time will anybody other than Irish-born, London-raised Declan Ganley be organising ANYTHING to show just how much of a sham the 'pro-Jobs' argument of the mainstream political parties - including Labour's - were.

The 'In' Crowd
The 'In' Crowd

Definition of Irony
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I'd like to help you son.....but you're too young to vote!
I'd like to help you son.....but you're too young to vote!

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