The Workers’ Party have said that talk of reforms in the European Union structures to make it more accountable and democratic can have no credibility while the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continues to be pushed by national governments and the EU commission.
Cork Workers Party Cllr Ted Tynan said he did not believe such commitments were real, they were merely a panic reaction to the British referendum vote and would evaporate just like similar promises that were made here when Ireland rejected the Nice and Lisbon treaties.
“People will no longer be fooled by empty promises. They want action, not words and an immediate action should be the scrapping of the proposed TTIP and CETA treaties. These will further erode workers rights and democracy in the EU. You cannot talk about democratizing the EU while these grossly anti-democratic programmes are still on the table”, said Cllr. Tynan.