Monday 5 November 2007

Ireland's Euro-doubters

Today's Irish Times suggests that Bertie Ahern - already facing sinking poll ratings, doubts over his story to the Tribunal, and anger at his huge recent pay rise - could face another headache which could become a headache for the whole of Europe. Most voters don't know how they will vote in the constitutionally-required referendum on the new EU Treaty, and only 25% say they will vote Yes (though No votes are lower at 13%). Having won billions to help create the Celtic Tiger, too many Irish people seem set on hindering similar growth in Eastern Europe, all to give beleaguered Bertie a bloody nose.

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