Interesting to read that a major political campaign will be launched today aimed at securing a historic referendum on whether Britain should stay in the EU – or quit Brussels for good.
The cross-party ‘People’s Pledge’ campaign aims to pile pressure on party leaders and MPs to support a poll that would settle the divisive question of EU membership once and for all. It hopes to emulate Barack Obama by harnessing the power of the internet to mobilise support in every constituency. Polling for the campaign launch shows that 61 per cent would like a referendum on whether Britain should remain within the European Union, with just 25 per cent against. A majority of supporters of all three parties back the idea. It means support for a referendum on the EU is more than double the level for the referendum on changing Britain’s voting system planned for May 5.
I support the idea of having a referendum on this issue. It’s my clear view that our continued membership of the tyrannical EUSSR will further dilute any vestige of national sovereignty and reduce us to mere chattels that the Eurocrats will boss around. The crunch issue, of course, will be the nature of the actual question posed. You can be sure that those committed to our continued presence in the EU such as the Lib-Dems, the BBC, to name but two – will be wanting to ensure the question is loaded. But WHY are the people to be denied such a basic expression of their opinion?