A number of so-called "concessions" are being cited as the reason why Ireland can vote "YES" in the upcoming referendum on the hated Lisbon Treaty which, as everyone knows, is simply the EU Constitution under another name. These "concessions" are not worth the paper they are written on as Lisbon is an all-encompassing, all-powerful treaty, so every country has to abide by the same rules - including Ireland, and nowhere in the treaty is that negotiable. Think very carefully about this and please vote "NO" because once the treaty has been ratified by all 27 countries, there will be no going back - from that point onwards the EU will become a single self-governing entity with its own president, (probably Tony Blair, God help us), its own foreign policy complete with foreign secretary and absolutely no need whatsoever to consult Ireland again or ask Ireland's opinion or permission about anything that they, the EU, wish to undertake. You will most likely be given all kinds of financial reasons for a "YES" vote and *BIFFO* will try to encourage you to do just that as he is placed under extreme pressure from the Brussels bureaucrats already present and campaigning in Ireland but this referendum is now your last chance to govern yourselves so please don't throw it away. The worst that can happen is that they foist yet another referendum on you and another until you give them the "YES" answer they want but by then the UK will be well rid of Gordon Brown and will also be able, finally, to have its own referendum which will deliver a resounding "NO" vote to stop the EU from growing any larger and more powerful. For Ireland's sake and for everyone's sake, please, vote "NO" very loudly and and very proudly and throw the monstrous EU juggernaut into the disarray that it deserves.
(*BIFFO* = Big Ignorant Fucker From Offaly = Brian Cowen)