Open Europe’s rather handy e mail press summary today identifies a half dozen papers carrying stories on the referendum on the other side of St George’s Channel. “Don’t disturb the Irish with bad policies” seems to be the Commission’s order of the day, at least while the plebiscite is on.
All the more reason, don’t you think, to have a referendum in this country, if we can get a dozen weeks of the Commission and the European Parliament going out of their way to be, if not nice, then at least harmoniously quiet towards us?
After all, last time the UK came anywhere even slightly close to running a surplus with our EU subs money happened to be in the run up to the 1975 vote. Strange that. Perhaps we should have EU referenda more often.