The Workers' Party will be calling for a "No" vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
The party sees
the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty as representing a further erosion of Ireland’s now seriously limited sovereignty
and neutrality and a further copper-fastening of a capitalist market economy as the only one acceptable in Europe regardless
of the will of the people.
The Workers' Party
is also seriously concerned at the lack of accountability the newly strengthened EU institutions will have and that rather
than making the workings of the European Union more transparent and accountable as well as accessible to the ordinary people
of Ireland and the other EU member states these institutes will become even more remote and the democratic deficit will further
The party is currently
in the course of preparing a comprehensive policy document on the Lisbon Treaty which will be unveiled shortly.