The standard of "debate" from the "yes" campaign is abysmal. Because they have no argument?
Sir, Cllr Seamus Murray (letters Feb 18th) claims that the "no" campaign "sells the vision of Ireland versus the rest of the EU or that we can operate outside the European Union.". I've looked at Sinn Fein's and Libertas' websites and I can't find any campaign for us to leave the EU. So I'm not sure who he's talking about. To suggest that a "no" vote is a vote against Europe or somehow going to result in Ireland being ostracised is scare-mongering and simply dishonest. The French and the Dutch are still at the core of Europe despite rejecting version one of this text. I hear the same thing from all sides of the "yes" campaign. It makes me quite angry to be subjected to this nonsense and makes me want to vote "no" regardless of the contents of the treaty. If you have good arguments, let's hear them and please don't be vague, include quotes from the treaty to back them up - something the "no" campaign seem quite willing to do,This was published in full the next day.