"I believe (in) business standing up and ... saying that it matters for business for growth ... playing a full role at the heart of Europe," General Manager Jim O'Hara told a news conference.They are not the first group to join the growing 'Yes' bandwagon. Previous cheerleaders include the Irish Business and Employers Confederation and the American Chamber of Commerce. Its a fair fight of course given that the State TV station has decided that equal coverage of the two sides would be undemocratic. Since that balanced decision Noel Dorr former Irish Foreign Minister has outlined how to make things even less.
Mr Dorr said it should move away from what he described as the standard format involving a single presenter dealing with a heated and confusing tit-for-tat argument between the Yes and No sides. “Instead, it should organise three structured debates in which a panel of three would forensically question a platform of three from each side of the debate before a small studio audience.” He said experience in previous referendums had shown that the tit-for-tat format generated heat rather than light “and this leaves the viewer confused”.Or read, "the Bastards won the last vote. We can stack the panel".