In the run-up to the referendum on the association treaty with Ukraine I’ve changed my mind quite a few times, but in the end I decided to vote in favour of the treaty. In making this decision I think there were three questions that were most important to come to a conclusion.
Is the treaty good for Ukraine? Is this expanding our sphere of influence and should we be doing so? And last. Is the treaty good for Europe?
In the end I think the answers to all of these questions lead to a vote in favour of the treaty, although there are certainly points from both sides on each of these topics. (more…)