VB Show on Fiscal Compact: February 29, 2012

People outside Ireland wondering how the Treaty referendum campaign is going to go could do worse than to check out the Vincent Browne show from last Wednesday. I was one of three people who appeared alongside Eamon O’Cuiv from Fianna Fail but didn’t get to say much.

Not to worry, Eamon’s comments were interesting. He has resigned as Fianna Fail’s Deputy Leader because he cannot back a Yes vote for the Treaty. While I will be supporting a Yes vote, it can’t be denied that Eamon made a number of cogent points in his appearance.  Despite early polls indicating more people supporting Yes than No and despite the potentially serious consequences of a No vote, this is not going to be an easy treaty to pass.