Treaty Poll: Early support for fiscal treaty
It's early days in a long campaign, but it looks more like Lisbon 2 than Lisbon 1, writes Pat Leahy.
So the starting pistol has been fired. There will be a referendum on the European fiscal treaty, it will take place in either May or June, and the campaign is already under way.
No legal wrangling, no Article 26, no Supreme Court. Just a long, bitter and divisive campaign, with the government's credibility on the line and hard decisions to be taken about Ireland's place inside a fiscal straitjacket or outside it in financial uncertainty.
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