Yes vote reaffirms our role in the EU

The overwhelming Yes vote in the second Lisbon referendum demonstrated a mood of realism among the voting public.

3rd October, 2009

The overwhelming Yes vote in the second Lisbon referendum demonstrated a mood of realism among the voting public.

Being part of the EU has been central to our long-term economic development and - in our current difficulties - membership of the eurozone and the support of the European Central Bank has been vital.

With this in mind, the voters put their criticism of the government to one side and voted on the key issue. They...

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