MEP demands referendum on Fiscal Treaty following poll
Government cannot ignore public’s demand for referendum
Political and legal obligation to hold referendum
Rent Allowance cuts “making families homeless”
Joan Burton's cuts to rent allowance are making families homeless.
Austerity policies rejected in France and Greece
Speaking in the aftermath of the French election, which exit polls predict will see François Hollande defeat Nicholas Sarkozy and exit polls from Greece that indicate a punishment for the two traditional establishment parties of New Democracy and PASOK and strong votes for forces of the radical left, with the radical left coalition, Syriza, claiming second position, Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party / United Left Alliance) commented:
We need working class fighters not gender quotas!
Minister Phil Hogan has unveiled a plan to impose a quota on the number of female general election candidates that parties must stand. Starting at 30% this will increase to 40% over time. Failure to reach the quota will result in cuts to state funding to the “offending” political party.