The pot calling the kettle black

Foreign Minister, Michael Martin strongly attacked Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald on the Pat Kenny show last Tuesday.

The extraordinary duplicity and cynicism of Sinn Fein in this campaign is incredible. In Northern Ireland you have opposed every single treaty since 1973. You portray Europe but anti Lisbon, it’s a con job.

In Northern Ireland over the last fifteen years the EU allocated about €1billion for the transformation of Northern Ireland. Talk to Martin McGuinness and people up there who sing the praises of the EU and you come down here then in the South and take a different stance.

It’s appalling cynicism and appalling duplicity and I don’t believe the integrity of the Sinn Fein position on Europe because I think you’re doing it to advance your own political agenda in the Republic and nothing else.

It is disingenuous to say that we can go back to Europe and renegotiate with 26 other countries, that is not reality and you are dishonest to say so

Appalling duplicity and cynicism, con job, (dishonestly) advancing a political agenda, disingenuous, dishonest – all this from a senior member of the most corrupt political party in the country.