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category galway | eu | opinion/analysis author Monday June 09, 2008 00:01author by Frustrated Galwegian Report this post to the editors

Written after reading comments by Michael D. in the Local Press urging people to vote Yes.

The Neo-liberal Socialist

by Frustrated Galwegian

I'm a neo-liberal Socialist,
Whose name is Michael D.,
A Labour Party member,
Whose voting for the EU Treatee.

I'm a NATO loving Peacenik,
Now for battle groups we need,
To fight wars for NATO leaders,
and the markets to keep free.

I'm a boss supporting leftie,
Voting for Free Marketeers,
Just don't mention our public service,
That one's for the privateers.

I'm concerned about the climate,
and for workers rights indeed,
Who cares the Lisbon Treaty,
Makes a mockery of these.

Nuclear Power,
You know we love it,
And Windscale, or is that Sellafield?
So lets all vote for this Treaty,
For to get some more of these.

The Internationale, you know I've sung it,
Drunk French wine and sipped Dutch tea,
But as a good ol' EUro boy now,
I'll ignore their voting pleas.

Not to mention all the others,
Who ne'er a voting slip will see,
Urge Yes, deny the others,
A say in EU-style democracy.

So whether Treaty or Constitution,
Who cares what terminology?
Sure who could read it or explain it?
With that the elites are pleased.

So new Labour will support it,
With unthinking loyalty,
In our new-style opposition,
Voting Yes with Charlie McCreevey.

Left or right we've moved beyond it,
Lenin, Marx and workers needs,
Instead we're for Free Markets,
With which the bosses are best pleased.

Peter Mandie, now we trust him,
With World Trade and boardroom deals,
Twice failed in his career now,
Because of dodgey deals.

Free Market's our new religion,
And GATS the prayer we speak,
A harder squeeze on the poor workers,
And the farmer in his field.

Just don't worry about the water,
health service, ESB,
Before long we will not own them,
For the rich they will be freed.

And don't worry about the peace now,
workers rights, democracy,
The Commission'll sort it all out,
if we give in to their powerful greed.

So give up your vote to Lisbon,
It's for a new-style market-free,
Free for some and not for others,
It's the new EU-style democracy.

(Written after reading comments by Michael D. in the Local Press urging people to vote Yes. Written 8.06.2008)

author by V. Jelfrezi & fried rice - butpublication date Mon Jun 09, 2008 19:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Good stuff.

Would you consider doing it for Joe Duffy's 'Live Line" show on RTE radio 1 on Friday? - Friday is usually "funny Friday" and they do be looking for people to ring in with exactly this sort of stuff, and it will be topical coming up to the referendum.

Should give it a go!

author by WB Yeats - WTFpublication date Mon Jun 09, 2008 21:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The person who wrote this is obviously an idiot. MDH has done more for the workers of this country than many on the left. Granted I disagree with his support for the Lisbon Treaty but in all honesty, the vast bulk of opposition to it appears to be in relation to regressive issues such as abortion, corporate tax, sovernity etc, funnily enough if these issues were provided for in the treaty I would more than likely be voting yes.

 
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