Saturday 20 January 2018

Brendan Keenan: It's not just another vote on an EU treaty, this time it's personal

Unlike previous referendums we have had visited upon us, this week's vote -- set against a backdrop of EU crisis, will have a deep effect on all of us

Brendan Keenan

Brendan Keenan

ASTRANGE thing happened last week. Two people -- one an eminent intellectual, the other, well... not -- asked me how I was going to vote.

I can't remember that happening before, which is a tribute to the good sense of Irish voters, intellectual or otherwise.

This time, it's different. The referendum is taking place in the middle of the most extraordinary crisis. Yet the crisis has barely surfaced in the campaign.

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