Sunday, October 04, 2009

Donegal Says No?

Voting results indicate that Donegal said "No" to the treaty, albeit by a smaller margin than the last referendum. Can we not just do the best of three?
... At the Donegal North East count centre in Letterkenny, where the tallies have just been completed, it's looking like a 52% to 48% victory, while in Donegal South West, where the tallying is continuing, indications are it's neck and neck.

However, nationally, it's looking like a 60 / 40 split in favour of the Yes side, with NO campaigners conceding defeat. Libertas chairman Declan Ganley and other anti-treaty groups saying the NO vote was defeated because of a dishonest Yes campaign
60% isn't a huge majority for such a major change. And I'd guess the main reason for such a change is because of the dire state of the economy, people are voting about long-term consequences based short-term issues. The dire Economy will last 1-10 years, becoming closer to the EU will last a lot longer than that.

This blog has some interesting analysis:

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