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Left-wing groups launch anti-Lisbon campaign

Published 18/08/2009

A number of left-wing organisations have launched a joint campaign for a 'no' vote in the forthcoming re-run of the Lisbon Treat referendum.

The Vote No to Lisbon group is the same coalition that opposed the initial referendum as the Campaign Against the EU Constitution.

It includes Sinn Fein and several small left-wing groups, including the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the Workers Party, the Irish Republican Socialist Party, the People's Movement and Eirigi.

They say the Lisbon Treaty, if ratified, would lead to more privatisation, more right-wing economics, more militarisation and less democratic control within the EU.

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