So, not only are we going to have a referendum on the on the fiscal compact treaty but Herr Leo has also given his imprimatur on the issue with strict conditions, of course.
Stating that he disagrees with those who think referendums are the purest form of democracy he goes on(my emphasis):
My experience of referendums is that they often get sidetracked into other issues.
The challenge for us now is to make sure that doesn’t happen, to make sure the referendum is democratic by not allowing Sinn Fein, the Socialists and Independents to lie about the treaty and what it’s about.
Clearly, Leo Varadkar has no understanding whatsoever regarding the concept of democracy.
His attitude seems to be as simple as it is dangerous.
It’s better not to ask citizens for their views in the first place but if we have to then the expression of those views should be strictly controlled by government.