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Lisbon Treaty re-run between a Snip and a very hard place

The minister with the task of getting the Lisbon Treaty re-run passed still expects a major challenge

18th July, 2009

The political climate could hardly be worse for the government to convince the public to take its side in a re-run of the Lisbon Treaty.

But that shouldn’t stop voters from drawing a clear distinction between looming cutbacks in December’s budget and what’s good for Ireland, according to the minister responsible for delivering a Yes vote this autumn.

‘‘The Lisbon Treaty is separate from the domestic political agenda. If...

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