Backroom: Good referendum campaign will be crucial for Fine Gael

For a recent arrival to government, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar showed some insight when he was discussing referendums on RTE radio a few weeks ago.

4th March, 2012

For a recent arrival to government, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar showed some insight when he was discussing referendums on RTE radio a few weeks ago. Declaring his belief that referendums are often not about what they are supposed to be about, he expressed his concern that our next referendum would end up being about government policies on issues such as septic tanks and cutbacks. He was right.

The referendum will be a game-changer. Its...

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