A poll published yesterday shows considerable support for the agreement.
In Northern Ireland, 73% said they intended to vote "Yes", 14% "No" with 13%
In the Republic of Ireland the question was whether they would vote for the
constitutional changes. 61% said "Yes", 20% "No" with 19% undecided/don't
Asked for the person to whom most credit should be given for reaching the
agreement, the Northern Ireland responses put Tony Blair top with 22%,
followed by John Hume (21%), David Trimble (18%), George Mitchell (14%), Mo
Mowlam (11%). At the other end, Gerry Adams (4%) and Ian Paisley (1%).
An seanthuilí cantalach
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John Birtwistle, 6/DT4 8LR, UK
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From: Tom Carroll <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: 16 April 1998 17:15
Subject: Paisley Logic
>At 02:25 PM 4/16/98 +0100, Martin wrote:
>>Moreover, Paisley Jr said today (Wed) that if the vote was "No", then
>>the govt would be duty-bound to implement the 'alternative'
>>that the DUP will put forward - even if the vast majority of
>>"No" votes are from Republicans...
>>Also, the Orange Order has come out against, pending
>>clarification of decommissioning and prisoner release issues.
>The news this morning had Paisley, Sr., saying that if the Republicans
>so much to like in this agreement, it must be bad for Unionists, so he's
>against it. Is this circular logic, or no logic at all?