The campaign for Ireland’s referendum on the Fiscal treaty is to be started next week, but influential economist Constantin Gurdgiev has said that a NO vote would be a trump card for Ireland to play.

Gurdgiev had further to say on the referendum last month

In short, the Pact our Government so eagerly subscribed to is at the very best a continuation of the status quo. At its worst, Ireland and other member states of the Euro are now participants to a fiscal suicide pact, having previously signed up to a monetary straightjacket as well.