Wednesday 22 November 2017

There's little point voting 'No' -- it will be ignored

Colm McCarthy

Colm McCarthy

We will risk being excluded from bailout relief if we fail to ratify the treaty, writes Colm McCarthy

DECLAN Ganley and his Libertas organisation have entered the referendum campaign belatedly on the 'No' side, and with some curious arguments. Their principal contention is that the treaty is likely to be altered, due to the attitude of new French President Francois Hollande and protest votes against governments at several elections across Europe.

The Libertas website puts it thus: "It's increasingly clear that the treaty is going to be changed, so the real question becomes not 'what happens if we vote 'No'?' but 'what do we want our vote to say when they're renegotiating it?'"

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