'Gun to the head' not loaded

'Gun to the head' has become one of the metaphors of the referendum campaign since being coined by the Ictu chief David Begg.

12th May, 2012

'Gun to the head' has become one of the metaphors of the referendum campaign since being coined by the Ictu chief David Begg.

In a note to fellow trade union leaders at the start of the campaign, Begg used the term to describe the situation the country was in when considering how to vote on the treaty.

Provisions of both the fiscal treaty and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) treaty stipulate that countries which reject...

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