Saturday, 17 May 2008
Cameron's Sinn Fein allies may let him down over Lisbon
Latest news from Dublin is that support for the Lisbon Treaty is running at around two-one in favour ahead of next month's referendum, though there are still too many undecideds for comfort. Key to a Yes victory will be turnout, but the huge popularity for Brian Cowen's new government suggests a protest vote less likely. A defeat for the forces of reaction would be a bitter blow for Sinn Fein, the only Irish party opposing Lisbon, and their new chums in Cameron's Conservatives.