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Business Leaders Views On Euro Constitution
11 January 2005
While the general election is the more immediate political event on the horizon, generally expected to take place on 5th May to coincide with the local government elections, the debate on the Euro Constitution referendum in 2006 is already in play.
Euro-Referendum? Not In The Life Of This Parliament
5 January 2002
Labour's 'Wobbly Thursday' was the whole month of September 2000, when first the kerfuffle over the dome and then the petrol strike led to the Tories overtaking Labour in the opinion polls for a brief period, then reverting to its comfortable 20 point lead.
Lessons from Denmark
29 September 2000
Denmark's vote in a referendum not to join the European Single Currency should be a reminder to Tony Blair and his colleagues, if one were needed, of the scale of the task facing them in winning a future referendum to secure British participation in the Euro. When Prime Minister Rasmussen called the referendum he was well ahead in the opinion polls, and, anyway, all the major Danish political parties were in favour. Much of the Danish media was broadly sympathetic. Danish businesses almost unanimously thought it was a good idea. The polls indicated that on occasions over the past few months the "Yes" campaign was well ahead in public support, though the public also swung in the other direction on occasions as well. Yet Denmark said "Nej".
Let's hear it for the Don't Knows
21 May 2013
Steven Hope takes a closer look at those who are undecided about how they will vote in next year's Scottish Independence Referendum
No Chance for Euro Referendum
9 March 2001
So now we know - or do we? The referendum on joining the Euro, according to some newspapers' interpretations of the Prime Minister's answer to a question in the Commons, will be held in the first two years of the next Parliament. That wasn't what he said.
Referendum or Opinion Poll?
2 June 2000
Brian Souter's privately funded "referendum" in Scotland on the repeal of Section 28/2A of the Local Government Act reached its conclusion this week in an inevitable flurry of recrimination about its significance, if any. The Scottish Executive, in dismissing it, described it as a "flawed opinion poll". This is entirely a misuse of the term.
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