Yes side only have themselves to blame

After an anaemic, uninspiring campaign, Brian Cowen and his allies in the Yes camp are facing a distinctly uncomfortable future following the resounding rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

14th June, 2008

After an anaemic, uninspiring campaign, Brian Cowen and his allies in the Yes camp are facing a distinctly uncomfortable future following the resounding rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

When it came, it was a decisive answer. The conventional wisdom, that a relatively high turnout would suit the Yes side, was confounded. The No to Lisbon was bigger, broader and bolder than even its most optimistic campaigners had dared to hope.

People took the opportunity to...

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