Tag Archives: Referendum

BREXIT Broke Britain But…

BREXIT broke Britain but… will it break the “United Kingdom”? In June 2016, I voted for the “UK” to leave the European Union. Actually, I voted in a perverse way for England to be expelled from the European Union. Many … Continue reading

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EU Referendum: A Voter’s Guide

1…This whole referendum was little more than a tactic to keep the Conservative Party united and to stop defections of voters and Tory members to UKIP. Yes ….so I should probably abstain. 2…Cameron won the 2015 Election on the basis … Continue reading

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Equal Marriage Referendum

I was in Dublin today. I wanted to be there. Hard to explain. At Connolly Station, one young woman with a “Tá” sticker. It gave me the impression that a lot of people would be wearing stickers. In fact, very … Continue reading

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Ooops They Did It Again

Over on his own Blog the peerless Mr BangorDub draws attention to the Orange Orders demand that “Ulster Scots” have a vote in any Referendum on Scottish Independence. http://bangordub.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/lets-all-vote-together/ Aside from the nightmare of actually working out who is real … Continue reading

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Referendum: Victory For Fear

So the Referendum on Fiscal Stability/Austerity was passed 60:40. There are, I suppose reasonable arguments to be made FOR the Treaty. And I suppose reasonable arguments to be made against the Treaty. Long Live Reason. Yet it strikes me that … Continue reading

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The Austerity Referendum

In Dublin yesterday, I took some photographs of the posters around Henry Street and Talbot Street. By my non-scientific reckoning, “No” posters outnumbered “Yes” posters by about four to one. Balancing this is the fact that the three traditionally main … Continue reading

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The Scottish Referendum…Quintin Oliver Steps In!

Interesting piece by Quintin Oliver on Slugger O’Toole-Stratagem site……..how to win a Scottish Refendum. So no sense of Irony…..in his “ten iron rules”. How exactly did the AV Referendum go Quintin? Was Stratagem perhaps involved?  

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