‘Yes’ campaign stumbles as Irish referendum on fiscal pact approaches
The FT reports that the ‘Yes’ campaign for the referendum on the fiscal pact in Ireland is faltering as the Irish trade union movement said it would not support the treaty. Opponents of the treaty are also threatening the government with legal action over its €2.2m campaign which they claim breaks the requirement that all campaign material funded by public money be impartial. Polls show 30% in favour, 23% against but with 39% still undecided. The Irish government also rejected the possibility of delaying the referendum yesterday.