May 17th, 2012 by Donagh
From an Irish Times report on Michael Noonan’s speech to the Bloomberg economic summit in Dublin yesterday.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today warned voting Yes in the upcoming EU fiscal treaty referendum on May 31st would be a “leap in the dark” and a “dangerous leap but that Irish citizens should take it”.
He also told a Dublin event that no other European country but Ireland would be able to pass a referendum on the fiscal treaty. “In all other countries people are concerned about growing inequality. In Ireland we need to keep focus on more important issues of corporate profitability and tax protection we offer international organisations. This is not the time for drastic moves to the left simply to suit populist demands for simplistic idealism of “social justice”
However, if you looked at the link for the report now, the section in bold is no longer there. It was edited out. Thanks to Paddy Joe for posting it on Political World.