There was no agreement on the question of an early referendum on prospective EU and euro membership.
He may well think an earlier referendum increases the chances of Scotland staying in the Union.
Cameron wanted an early referendum because it will decrease the room for debate.
In the earlier referendum, Denmark said No by 50.7% to 49.3%.
The relatively small majority (relative to those of earlier referenda) convinced him of the need to enter the fray in the general election campaign.
An earlier referendum on March 10, 1896, was declared unconstitutional.
He would have been better advised to attack the Conservative initiative which called for an early referendum and sought to define the terms of the referendum.
The international community, including the European Union, has not recognised this or the earlier referenda in Transnistria.
They have also exploited the fact that the Council is trying to undo the earlier referendum.
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