I don’t know if I’m playing eternal optimist but I simply can’t accept the result of the last two polls. It’s not what I’m hearing on the ground. It will be very tight. They’ve pulled every trick in the book to bag this one as pointed out but I still think a NO is possible.
I do so hope you are right. The poll itself could be black propaganda, skewed so as to make the wish come true. These people will stop at nothing.
IrishMan - i don't know where 'on the ground' you're hearing it all but i actually haven't heard a single 'No' vote/voice amongst workers in the business sector. Yes, I admit that's a limited view but, in reality, people here are so worried about the economy, and the state of 'hanging desperation' in the air, along with the 'Yes, we must be in Europe to save the economy' message, has made the message seep in.
This economic fear tactic is what is being used here and will be used in the UK next year if 'The Boy David' gets anywhere near a referendum (watch for a big slide in the UK economy next year !.....not a difficult prediction given the world economy, i hear you say, but there could be such a single/sole devaluation that the only way out will be to be resuced by the EU ??).
So subjugation - previously to the Crown and, more than likely now, to the EU - is, as before, a frightening re-cycle of action for the Irish. I hope i'm wrong and what you are hearing is concrete enough to come through in the end.
However, whatever the outcome - after the Irish, UK, German and Czech decisions - this is a continuous fight against the Platonic Socialist thought of governance and, as i've mentioned before, this process has taken millenia....even longer, in timelines, than that detailed by Dr North and Mr Booker.
Unfortunately, we are in a WAR that far outweighs the usual power, greed, control game....this is indeed SPIRITUAL !!!