Lisbon kicks off
I’m sitting in the Royal College of physicians in Kildare Street moments before the Fianna Fail launch for the Lisbon campaign starts. I am writing this post onmy iPhone so excuse typos!First impressions are that FF is going to offer voters a winne- take-all-gamble, a kind of political double or quits offer.It’s looking at European Union membership as a whole rather than engaging with issues with white the same degree of detail. Military neutrality and the Commissioner will play a part but my guess is that FF won’t major on the minors.Micheál Martin is speaking now. All the Ministers are here including Taoiseach Brian Cowen.Slogans are Ireland Needs Europe and We’re stronger with Europe.A big question is how will the debate and unhappinness with the Government and NAMA will play into the debate?