Ireland's referendum on the fiscal compact
Irish ayesIRELAND’S voters endorsed the European fiscal compact on May 31st, but they did so without great enthusiasm in a referendum in which half the electorate failed to vote. Still, this result in favour of ratifying a treaty that sets out rules to control the debt and deficit of euro-zone members (60.29% for, 39.71% against) was greeted with relief by Enda Kenny, the prime minister, who had staked both his government’s and his own reputation on a win for the “Yes” camp. The outcome closely mirrored the opinion polls, which had indicated solid public support for the treaty throughout a dull campaign.
Comment: You still believe that you're kept well informed by the mainstream media and the popular pundits? Surely not. Did anybody notice that Ireland voted "yes" - how about if the opposite result had happened. The discrepacny between what published and what's happening has always been large. Now it is even larger.