We've just been alerted to a great new blog from Irish Times journalist Jamie Smyth that will be looking at the EU, the European elections and the progress of the Lisbon Treaty. It should be a great source of information in the run up to the all important second Irish referendum on Lisbon, especially if his post today is anything to go by.
He reveals that EU Information Commissioner Margot Wallstrom is about to sign a €1.6 million contract with public relations company Edelman to sell "Europe" to the Irish people.
He notes that the tender documents for the PR contract "show the PR blitz will be aimed at the three groups who voted en masse against the Lisbon first time around: women; young people and low income families. More than half a million euro will be spent on cinema advertising - so if you are going to see a blockbuster this summer expect to see trendy adverts explaining why Europe is good for you."
Propaganda at its finest.