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Yes camp to ramp up fear factor as conviction fails

Irish Examiner

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.

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