CETA: A blow to all EU nations


“On October 30, 2016 the European Union signed the ‘Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement’ (CETA) with Canadian President  Justin Trudeau.  It saw over fifteen arrests outside the European Council buildings and whilst on a weekly bases the European Parliament in Brussels is faced with many protests on many issues this one differs in the sense it is an Agreement which over-passed any democratic input from any national parliament.

In the 26 County Irish State it was completely ignored.  Counter to a motion from the Seanad it was not even brought to the floor of Leinster House for discussion despite the fact the majority of Irish MEPs were opposed.  It is clear European policy to remove national parliaments from decision making.  A precursor to TTIP – the ‘Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership’, CETA contains an Investment Court which allows multinational corporations sue Governments if they enact legislation which effects business, this is essentially an elite institution designed to bypass national institutions and sovereignty to the benefit and protection of the wealthy in society.

On the back of Brexit it is clear the European Union is cranking up efforts to streamline administration in every area from top to bottom.  A European Army has even been cited.  Republican Sinn Féin has long warned against the dangers of the European Union, in the 70’s we were central in opposing membership and that position remains today in favor of a sovereign united Ireland with proper management of our resources and economy where the position of citizens is respected and enhanced in a true democracy.

Meanwhile, the recent comments from Arlene Foster, First Minister of the British imposed puppet assembly at Stormont that the 26 County Government is sending “…their representatives… …around the world to talk down our economy and to attempt to poach our investors” simply exposes the rot of partition upon wider Irish society.

Republican Sinn Féin has put forward two progressive policy documents entitled, ‘Éire Nua and Saol Nua‘ outlining a long term blueprint for a sustainable Ireland which would see a four province federation established under a new national parliament.  With proper management of our natural resources such as oil & gas, marine resources and increased agricultural and indigenous business development, a unified and independent Ireland would without doubt thrive free from the shackles of imperialist superstates such as the European Union, and instead trading as a free nation.”

– Seán Ó Dubhláin, National PRO, Sinn Féin Poblachtach

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