Monday, 14 September 2009

Will Ganley's return really boost Ireland's No Vote?

Much talk today about the return to the referendum fray in Ireland of Libertas leader Declan Ganley. Clearly the alliance between UKIP, pro-lifers and Sinn Fein against the Lisbon Treaty isn't working out as well as intended. And the mad Cóir posters suggesting that the minimum wage would be slashed as Ireland uniquely was forced to emulate Romanian pay rates, have been thoroughly discredited. No wonder the Yes vote lead has been hardening after a brief scare last week. But in their excitement about his return, have No campaigners really forgotten what happened the last time Ganley put himself before the electorate?

1 comment:

bigphathar said...

I doubt it at this stage in the game: The Irish electorate seem finally to have realised that we're not bullet-proof and that we've been led by donkeys for the past decade. I think at this stage Lisbon would have a better chance of passing it did, as Ganley erroneously claimed, take more power from the houses of the Oireachtas.