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Sarkozy’s offer of ‘help’ and Wallstrom’s online townhall in Ballymun

June 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Irish Politics, Lisbon

Yesterday French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he would come to Ireland to help campaign for the Lisbon Treaty to be accepted by Irish voters.

‘Mrs Merkel and I will do everything we can to help the Irish make the choice for Lisbon,’ he told a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris.

‘If it is of use, I would even be ready to travel to Ireland to support them,’ he said.

Legend in his own croque monsieur, I don’t think this is going to help a lot.

European Commissioner (and Vice President of the commission) Margot Wallstrom camped out here for a while talking to people and cutting through the bull might be a lot more effective. She’s in Ikea today in a live online townhall event hosted by Generation Yes. It all kicks off at 1.30pm and you can view the stream on their website. I hope to be able to watch it if the dentist is kind to me.

By the way Generation Yes are holding a bloggers briefing on Sunday – maybe see you there to find out what the story is on a new campaign group aimed at young people and encouraging them to vote yes in Lisbon 2.

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4 Comments so far

  • steve white

    will the bloggers briefing (with mainstreams reporters) be the last you see of them like micandidate?

  • Kevin

    Sarkozy is perfectly free to visit our still free country. It will prove one thing about Lisbon – the by the few over the many. They tell us they don’t want to interfere. Then what is this ?

    If Lisbon is ratified, we will forever regret it and there will be no going back.

    If he brings Carla then that would be a bonus.

  • steve white

    iinfact i’ll go further and say so far there no very little web interaction with generationyes, just like micandiate

  • rdlp715

    … but its not OK for Vaclav Klaus for do it?

    Pro or Anti-Lisbon, this is interference. It will do more harm than good.