Tipperary MEP Prendergast hits out at treaty ‘scaremongering’

Labour MEP for Munster, Phil Prendergast, has emphasised the responsibility of Ireland´s 12 MEPs in communicating the consequences of a Yes or No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Stability Treaty.

Labour MEP for Munster, Phil Prendergast, has emphasised the responsibility of Ireland´s 12 MEPs in communicating the consequences of a Yes or No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Stability Treaty.

Speaking from the launch at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ms Prendergast said - “Ireland´s 12 MEPs will have to work together to ensure that people make an informed decision on May 31st.

“As individuals each of the MEPs bring an understanding of European politics and law which should help them explain to members of the public the practical effect of voting Yes or No.

“Politicians and campaigners on both sides have sought to scare the public into voting one way or the other. I will not be doing this. It is our job to give people the facts and let them decide for themselves what is best to secure the future of their families and communities.

“If people are well informed and aware of what it is they are voting for, and the significance of it, then a positive result will emerge after May 31st.

“Personally I believe that there is no need scaremongering or fear tactics, the truth is enough to secure a positive result for the Stability Treaty, and it is on this basis that I will be campaigning.”