Lise Hand: Napalm Noonan's scare-bomb has No camp heading for the trenches
There was an outbreak of head-scratching when the comrades of the United Left Alliance (ULA) invited the ladies and gentlemen of the press to the unveiling of their 'No to the Treaty' posters yesterday morning -- in a city centre wine bar.
Gracious. Have the stern likes of Claret Joe Higgins and Bubbly Clare Daly succumbed to the lure of champagne socialism? Had the austerity-obsessed ULA entered a new day of Whine and Rosé?
Sadly, the bar was firmly shut, the Bordeaux firmly corked and the mood in the room was decidedly sour grapes, thanks to the early morning grenade flung into the No camp by the Finance Minister.