Saturday 24 February 2018

Labour's new Yes poster 'nothing' to do with lacklustre party support

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore was at pains yesterday to stress that Labour Party members were going "door to door" to canvass people for a Yes vote in the fiscal treaty.

And he was on hand to announce that Labour was printing 10,000 new Yes posters. But could this have anything to do with recent polls showing that Labour voters are still not fully backing the treaty?

Not at all, said Eamon. "The poster was planned and designed at the beginning of the campaign and was deliberately targeted. We know when you come to the halfway stage of the campaign, you have to give it a little bit of extra oomph," he said.

And for those with poor memories, Eamon referred back to Labour's advertising blitz halfway through the last general election campaign which warned about putting Fine Gael in power on its own.

"We did it in the general election and in the presidential election with very satisfactory outcomes," he said.

Irish Independent

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