Via England Expects, more evidence of the growing political trend in attempting to silence opposition rather than debating the subject matter.
Micheál Martin, the Irish Foreign Minister, doesn't like the way the democratically-elected Freedom and Democracy Group are campaigning for a NO vote in Lisbon Treaty referendum 2 - 'In Brussels, no-one can hear you scream NO' (soon to be a Lucas-esque polyology if the stout-guzzlers keep telling the EU to feck off)
In particular, he doesn't like the campaign flyer pointing out some negative facts about the treaty and the machinations of the EU itself.
As I have said before, people are welcome to express but this type of deeply cynical behaviour should have no place in our debate.
Yes. That's right. If you disagree, you have no place in the debate. Millions of votes throughout Europe don't afford you that priviliege in a two horse race. It should be overwhelming approval of Europe or ... err ... overwhelming approval of Europe that you espouse in referendum literature.
If the claims are so outlandish, Micheál, why not just rebut them? Surely a simple task even for an addled pro-EU turf-sniffer.
Get thee in the back seat, inconvenient facts, you're not welcome while MM drives this nation into the sewage farm. Right so.
UPDATE: Ollie Cromwell's blog has a neat little widget regarding the Irish referendum. I think the message is clear.