Wednesday 17 January 2018

Shane Ross: Government forcing us to vote 'Yes' in vacuum

We can still postpone the referendum by defeating it and have our say again when clouds over Europe clear, writes Shane Ross

HOW can we be expected to vote 'Yes' to the treaty? It should have been postponed. We can still achieve postponement by defeating it. If we do, despite the Government's denials, there will be a second referendum in the autumn.



Many of us, passionately pro-European, want to support the European project. We want to vote 'Yes'. We cannot because we are being compelled to vote in a twilight zone.

The full package is shrouded in uncertainty. Little light will be shed on it until long after the polls close on Thursday.

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