“A consistent part of this government’s record in office is its hyper-political approach to every issue and unfortunately its handling of the Fiscal Treaty referendum is no different”, Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has said.
Deputy Dooley, Fianna Fáil’s Director of Elections for the Stability Treaty Referendum Campaign, said: “Today’s website launch is being claimed as a major initiative when in fact the well-established eumatters.ie site which was created exactly for issues such as this was closed down in recent weeks.
“More worryingly the debate in the Dáil and public comments by Ministers show that the government is presenting the Treaty as part of its economic recovery plans. This is a foolish approach almost designed to turn away people who support the Treaty but do not endorse the government’s strategies.
“Allied to the fact that the Government has abandoned past practice of active coordination with other pro-EU parties and a picture is developing of a government more committed to getting a political boost than maximising the chances of a large ‘Yes’ vote.”