“Irish workers are alone in Europe..”

An odd argument from Jimmy Kelly, Unite’s regional secretary, in favour of a No vote on the Lisbon Treaty.

“Irish workers are alone in Europe as having no legal right to representation by a union,” said Mr Kelly.

“Irish workers are alone in Europe as having no provision for pension protection.

“Irish workers are alone in Europe as the only ones whose right to fair pay and employment security are considered by their government as obstacles to economic recovery.”

Doesn’t that indicate that the problem, such as it is, lies with Ireland? Not with the EU? And not with the Lisbon Treaty?