Return of the Lisbon Treaty

August 25, 2009 in General, News

eu_flag_01In the first of a series of podcasts, Edmond Grace SJ argues earnestly that the Irish ought to vote Yes to Lisbon in the upcoming referendum. To vote against the treaty, in Edmond’s assessment, would be to have recourse to a narrow isolationism that sends out the wrong message to our European neighbours: “We cannot trust you, we cannot trust your governments, and we want you to leave us alone”. “Every nation stumbles into history half-formed,” he says, “and already bound up with the stories of its neighbours.” The Irish can do much more good by contributing to the welfare of fellow-European nations than by separating itself from them. Click on the ‘Read more’ for a link to the audio file.

Edmond Grace on the Lisbon referendum