100 Reasons to Vote Yes to Lisbon II

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Undecided on the Lisbon Treaty? This is the only book that dissects the issues in detail. If you want to know why we're being asked to pass the Lisbon Treaty then read this book and find out.

100 Reasons to Vote Yes to Lisbon II takes a comic and politically independent look at what the treaty means to the Irish. It clearly outlines how this pivotal reform protects Irish neutrality, supports our social values and enhances Ireland's power and influence within Europe.

Although Irish voters have been told repeatedly that they should ratify the Lisbon Treaty, they have not always been given clear arguments for doing so. Government and government-funded organisations are failing to communicate the meaning of the treaty effectively, because of their politically entrenched viewpoints.

Nick McGinley, comedian, writer and active citizen, provides a vital, alternative voice, lampooning the government, the YES vote, the NO vote and the EU in equal measure.

This thoroughly researched, candid and irreverent book captures the essence of Lisbon in 100 easy-to-understand sections. It is an ideal guide for thoughtful voters and the perfect gift for stubborn friends and family members.

A Trashface Books Paperback         25th August 2009         €7

Nick McGinley is a writer based in Dublin. His comedy sketch show Hoarse Throat Soothers co-written with Shane O'Neill won 'Spirit of the Unfringed Festival' in 2008. He has been a radio essayist for Spectrum and Frequencies on RTE Radio 1 and has written stage and & radio plays, TV scripts and screen plays. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.

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