Thursday 19 January 2017

Treaty vote would empower talks

Published 05/02/2012 | 05:00

Sir -- The Government is being rather naive in trying to avoid a referendum on the EU Treaty.

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If we were to have a vote of the people, not only would it be more democratic, but it would be a powerful lever in getting what months of "tough negotiations" have failed to obtain so far: a necessary reduction on all those billions that we are spending to bail out the gambling debts of German and French banks.

Noeleen Reilly,

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