EUObserver: Irish cut-price airline Ryanair has said it will spend half a million euros on a campaign backing the Lisbon Treaty ahead of Ireland’s second referendum on the document, scheduled for 2 October.
On Wednesday (26 August), the company’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, announced in Dublin his firm will get involved because he does not trust «incompetent» politicians to win the argument alone.
Living up to his carefully crafted reputation as a right-wing curmudgeon, during a press conference designed to be a defence of the European Union, Mr O’Leary attacked the government, the Yes campaign, the No campaign, civil servants and trade unionism.
«If we don’t campaign for a Yes vote, there’s a danger that it could be lost again,» he told reporters. «There’s a danger that people could be complacent or vote against the treaty as a vote against the government.»
Les mer: euobserver.com