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24 May 2012 Comments Off on THE TREATY REFERENDUM

Like Shakespeare’s recalcitrant student “creeping like snail unwillingly to school”, the Irish people will go to the polls for the Fiscal Stability Treaty Referendum on Thursday, May 31 next more with a sense of reluctant duty than with animated enthusiasm. That is, if they go at all. The depressed state of the country’s economy has fed a pronounced disaffection with matters political to the extent that the large number of “Don’t Knows” that the opinion polls have thrown up may be constituted to a significant extent of “Don’t ...