Ruth Dudley-Edwards

Irish Referendum Watch

Irish Referendum Watch
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It seemed yesterday like a No, but I’m not so sure now.  While the taxi drivers were still resolutely No voters (mostly because they resent taxi deregulation and immigrant drivers), everyone else I met yesterday in Dublin was either firmly on the Yes side or was tilting in that direction on the grounds that the No side was fronted by cranks.

Libertas, a group which I regard as sane but which has been damaged by rumours about a connection with US armaments manufacturers, has funded 15,000 of the 100,000 posters on Irish lampposts and was quietly confident until now, but is now admitting it fears its campaign peaked too early.  ‘If we lose by a narrow margin it’ll be because we timed the campaign a little bit wrong’, they’ve said.