Mr Pringle claims the Government intends to use a “Yes” vote in the referendum to push through another treaty in relation to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and to change an existing treating on the functioning of the EU itself – without putting these matters to a vote.
He wants the High Court to examine the legality of this because he says the Fiscal Stablity Treaty is intertwined with the ESM Treaty and an amendment to an existing treaty.
While his action will not affect the holding of the referendum, he says if the court finds that the ESM Treaty is unlawful, then there will be a question over the validity of a Yes vote in this month’s referendum.
He claims the ESM Treaty will set up a €500 billion bailout fund which will give the power to an ESM institution to call onIreland to contribute more than €11billion to that fund in various forms of capital. That’s the equivalent of around one-third of Government revenue for last year and the ESM can increase that figure at any time with no limit, he says.
At least one TD is standing up for the ordinary citizens of this country!
Fair play to you MR.Pringle
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