There’s a lot of talk going on about the possibility of holding a second Lisbon Treaty referendum. Here’s my penny’s worth.
There will definitely be another referendum. The Government has only to decide on strategy. It’s unlikely they’ll opt for the mad ‘fancy legal footwork’ idea suggested by Irish Times columnist Stephen Collins.
Two prongs of their strategy will be:
The demonisation of key figures on the anti treaty side and in particular Ganley and McEvaddy.
The central plank of the Government’s campaign will not be on the treaty per se but will focus on frightening Irish voters into thinking that a No vote will mean being thrown out of the EU.