By Paul O’Brien, Political Editor | Monday, April 30, 2012
Has a yes campaign in a referendum ever sounded less enthusiastic about the proposal it is endorsing?
Fine Gael’s campaign director Simon Coveney admitted over the weekend that the fiscal treaty would "not by a long shot" solve all of Ireland’s problems.
Before that, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, also on the yes side, admitted the treaty was "by no means a panacea to all of our problems".
Or take one of the economists whom Sinn Féin selectively quoted to strengthen its call for a no vote.