Willie O'Dea: People need to have their say on role in EU
Pushing the treaty through without a vote would play into Eurosceptics' hands, writes Willie O'Dea
THE decisions we make this year will define our relationship with Europe. Do we want to be part of a Europe of solidarity and partnership? Or, do we want to be a part of a Europe where two players call the shots and occasionally tousle our hair to show us we are liked?
This is the choice we should face, but the Government thinks otherwise.
The referendum pantomime has started. It will run for the next few weeks as we wait for white smoke to come from the Attorney General's office on whether one is needed or not.