- 11 Jun 01
Enlarge the bosom of the European family? It’s up to you
This week you will be asked to vote on ... It’s Referendum time again. Three of them, no less, proposing changes to the Irish Constitution to abolish capital punishment, the International Criminal Court and changes arising from the treaty of Nice.
These are not mere legal scribblings. They are important and should be considered carefully. I know we all have our views on the way Irish democracy works or not, but we still have a democratic duty to fulfil. I mean, we don’t get this opportunity in Northern Ireland, do we? Or in the UK. So, it’s a hard-won right. It should be used.
Actually, the first two are pretty transparent and straightforward. There will be a few mountain men who want to retain the death penalty. But on the whole, most of us don’t. So, if that’s the way you feel, vote yes.