The obvious reason for this referendum is to legalise through the constitution the payment to private bankers from public funds retrospectively. As they are being made retrospectively these payments could never meet the normal legal requirements for the awarding contracts from public funds. They are therefore corrupt. If this happened in an African country think of the hue and cry? It is being cleverly done in the insistence that we balance the books and this can only be done by paying the bankers which will now have constitutional backing.