Have the Referendum Commission compromised it's integrity and impartial position?

ger12

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The Referendum Commission has taken over as curator of the @ireland account for the week, an account that for the last week has been curated by repeal and leans heavily to to this side of the debate.

It has just finished a week of being curated by a repeal campainger.

Imo this is a very serious comprise of it's impartial position by alligning itself to a Twitter account that has been defacto campaigning for repeal.

Your thoughts?
 


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If you think for one minute this referendum would be won on fairness and a legal framework then you are a fool.

Elections in Ireland have been rigged for a long time, the only way to beat the cheating and fraud that goes on is to vote en mass so the Fraud and cheating is swallowed up.


The system demands abortion in Ireland, the EU and UN demand Abortion in Ireland, our political leadership will do everything they can to bring abortion to Ireland.

[video=youtube;t764ACqXK3M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t764ACqXK3M[/video]
 

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if the polls were showing the opposite - would ye really give a...........?
 

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if the polls were showing the opposite - would ye really give a...........?
Park your No/Yes view.

Is it acceptable for any Referendum Commission to compromise the working and integrity of it during any referendum?
 
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if the polls were showing the opposite - would ye really give a...........?
Are you advocating that we should break the law if it favours one side in a referendum ?

Fairness to both sides, especially from the body which is supposed to ensure fairness for both sides.
 

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The Referendum Commission has taken over as curator of the @ireland account for the week, an account that for the last week has been curated by repeal and leans heavily to to this side of the debate.

It has just finished a week of being curated by a repeal campainger.

Imo this is a very serious comprise of it's impartial position by alligning itself to a Twitter account that has been defacto campaigning for repeal.

Your thoughts?
Opinion polls not going your way?
 

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The Referendum Commission has taken over as curator of the @ireland account for the week, an account that for the last week has been curated by repeal and leans heavily to to this side of the debate.

It has just finished a week of being curated by a repeal campainger.

Imo this is a very serious comprise of it's impartial position by alligning itself to a Twitter account that has been defacto campaigning for repeal.

Your thoughts?
Is there evidence that RefCom has acted in an untoward, imbalanced, partial and prejudicial manner by so doing ger12? If so, as ted08 posted - present that evidence.
 

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Directly above the post you made, I showed an image on a Pro-Abortion post that was retweeted by Ireland/Refcom. The fact that Recom has their name beside this is impartial.
I see from above. Now please produce evidence that this handle actually represents the referendum commission. If this is correct, then yes, this is not ok and against the important ethos of the referendum commission being neutral, regardless of subject.
 

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Eh? Hello???




Refcom`s name shown as retweeting Pro-Abortion propaganda.

That is not Impartiality.
Referendums are rarely held with the aim of solving a problem. The sad fact is that in general a referendum is called either to provide support for a decision that has already been made or from pressure to reach a decision without due consultation. Abortion is a serious issue, drafting the appropriate legal framework requires thinking minds, not simple yes or no answers. The correct balance between the rights of the parents, the doctors and the state needs to be outlined in full, but allowing the population to vote on a complex legal framework is not on the agenda.
 

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Eh? Hello???


Refcom`s name shown as retweeting Pro-Abortion propaganda.

That is not Impartiality.
Referendums are rarely held with the aim of solving a problem. The sad fact is that in general a referendum is called either to provide support for a decision that has already been made or from pressure to reach a decision without due consultation. Abortion is a serious issue, drafting the appropriate legal framework requires thinking minds, not simple yes or no answers. The correct balance between the rights of the parents, the doctors and the state needs to be outlined in full, but allowing the population to vote on a complex legal framework is not on the agenda.
 

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Referendums are rarely held with the aim of solving a problem. The sad fact is that in general a referendum is called either to provide support for a decision that has already been made or from pressure to reach a decision without due consultation. Abortion is a serious issue, drafting the appropriate legal framework requires thinking minds, not simple yes or no answers. The correct balance between the rights of the parents, the doctors and the state needs to be outlined in full, but allowing the population to vote on a complex legal framework is not on the agenda.
 

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In my opinion the Referendum Commission has been more neutral in this campaign than it was in the EU ones.
 

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I see from above. Now please produce evidence that this handle actually represents the referendum commission. If this is correct, then yes, this is not ok and against the important ethos of the referendum commission being neutral, regardless of subject.
I get the problem. The accounts had Yes and No curators in the past, and posted in favour and against repeal. So now, even if refcom is even handed as it probably will be, if you look backwards at tweets made during the other times it makes it look like refcom made them.

So if you’re technically experienced enough to identify old tweets in an effort to make up your mind, but dumb enough not to know the account uses a rotating curator, you could mistakenly thing refcom is pushing one way or the other.

All told it’s optically bad. Refcom should just have used their own account.
 

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The Referendum Commission has taken over as curator of the @ireland account for the week, an account that for the last week has been curated by repeal and leans heavily to to this side of the debate.

It has just finished a week of being curated by a repeal campainger.

Imo this is a very serious comprise of it's impartial position by alligning itself to a Twitter account that has been defacto campaigning for repeal.

Your thoughts?
Well the Supreme Court has indicated that the only grounds under which they would entertain a legal challenge to a referendum result is errors of the Referendum Commission so if RefCom has erred you or another campaigner could seek legal redress.
 

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I see and checked it out myself and surprise surprise, the official referendum commission handle did not tweet a yes argument (or a no argument for that matter), but information on what the vote is about, in accordance with the neutral message they're supposed to promote. In short, desperate mud slinging from the OP, who repeatedly has demonstrated no qualms about lying and gross exaggeration. I'm afraid, anyone peddling these lies and seeking to undermine the referendum commission, has zero credibility. But it is line with their anti-democratic message, do not trust politicians or lawmakers, to make laws.
 


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