At last... a Government Minister reveals what the Referendum is really about!
The "pooling of Soveriegnty".
This Treaty is NOT the "Stability Treaty", nor is it the "Fiscal Stability Treaty" as the Government and the Referendum Commission would have us believe, it is the "Treaty on Stability, Co-ordination and GOVERNANCE..."
This Treaty does not promise or guarantee stability - it is an aspiration, nothing more.
This Treaty cannot guarantee co-ordination.
Again an aspiration to be worked towards.
But this Treaty DOES put in place Governance. And not just in law, but it has to be embedded in our Constitution. When Minister Burton was questioned on the subject of Governance she referred to it as a "pooling of Sovereignty". This was not a mistake on her part because she went on to repeat the exact same phrase: a "pooling of Sovereignty".
So there you have it. The real purpose of this Treaty.
To "pool the Sovereignty" of the participating States.
In other words to centralise the Governing of these States.
And which body politic is at the centre of this?
So this is yet another, but significant, step towards a European State.
THAT is what you are voting for on Thursday!