TONY BLAIR WOULD TAKE THE DRAMATIC GAMBLE OF STAGING A REFERENDUM ON T...

World | February 25, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Tony Blair would take the dramatic gamble of staging a referendum on the single currency on 1 May 2003, under proposals that are being considered in Whitehall, The Independent announced. Pro-euro advisers are pressing the Prime Minister to arrange for the historic vote on abolishing the pound to coincide with elections to English district councils, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, the newspaper commented.

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