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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by JonoEnglish
“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” A man with a big beard once said.
After 10 hours of talks, all 17 members of the euro zone and six countries that aspire to join resolved to negotiate a new agreement alongside the EU treaty with a tougher deficit and debt regime to insulate the euro zone against the debt crisis.
"It's going to be the basis for a good fiscal compact and more discipline in economic policy in the euro area members," Draghi said. "We came to conclusions that will have to be fleshed out more in the coming days."
It also was agreed that EU countries would provide up to 200 billion euros in bilateral loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it tackle the crisis, with 150 billion euros of the total coming from the euro zone countries.
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by Laurauk
I actually think that under the Tories there is a lot of potential for a referendum. I genuinely believe that if there was a Tory majority (and therefore no coalition) we would already have a date for a referendum.
Behind the scenes there is large scale agreement within the Tories that a referendum should be the way forward. Depending upon the developments of the next few weeks, i wouldn't be surprised to this issue get pushed more and more from the back benches.
Of course, i may be wrong!