Saturday 17 February 2018

Treaty message must be loud and clear

Yesterday marked the formal beginning of the European fiscal pact referendum campaign. It is impossible to overstate the significance of the event.

On May 31 the people of this State will take one of the most important decisions they have ever made; in some respects, probably the most important of all.

It takes place against the background of the economic crisis which struck the world in 2008 and has since defied all attempts at solution. It has wreaked most of its greatest devastation on the European mainland, but our own offshore island has experienced some of its worst effects.

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