Former Libertas Director Switches Sides on Lisbon Treaty
Posted by jonathanfryer on Wednesday, 27th May, 2009
The former Executive Director of Libertas, Naoise Nunn, who managed the successful ‘No’ campaign in Ireland’s referendum on the EU Lisbon Treaty last year, tonight declared in a BBC Newsnight interview that circumstances have changed, and that he now thinks Ireland should and probably will vote ‘yes’ when there is a rerun of the referendum, probably in the autumn. As he told political correspondent David Grossman, given changed economic circumstances, Ireland is now not in a position to hold up the European project and to thumb its nose at its EU partners. So this time, he’ll be urging his countrymen to vote ‘yes’. Doesn’t this rather pull the rug out from under the feet of the Libertas Euro-election campaign here in the UK? Not to mention the absurd posturing from David Cameron, whose strident calls for a UK referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is starting to look as shop-soiled as his predecessor William Hague’s pathetic ‘Save the Pound!’ strategy a few years ago.