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By David Vance On March 14th, 2011 at 8:23 am

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?


By David Vance On March 5th, 2011 at 10:40 am

Did you read that detailed plans of the personal office of European Union foreign affairs supremo Baroness Cathy Ashton has revealed a vast empire of more than 100 highly-paid Eurocrats?

A diagram of the command structure of the European External Action Service – effectively Brussels’ new diplomatic corps – confirmed that dozens of officials have been recruited. EU pen pushers have been charged with forging diplomatic links with every part of the globe. And bureaucrats have been given roles with bizarre job descriptions, including overseeing “horizontal affairs” and “strategic communication”.

The sprawling EU foreign affairs office – set up as a result of the controversial Lisbon Treaty – has a budget of more than £400million a year but that figure is tipped to rise to £2.5billion as the organisation grows. And details of the senior staff joining the organisation triggered more criticism of former Labour peer Baroness Ashton, the first Eurocrat to take up the unelected foreign affairs role.

In essence, Ashton is a tyrant. She carries no electoral mandate yet she lavishes ££millions of our taxes on her anti-democratic diplomatic corp, established via the “harmless” Lisbon Treaty. Each month that passes, she will seek to extend the tendrils of the EUSSR into relacing the offices of the Nations States by imposing a EUROPEAN diplomatic service that answers to her and her associates but which does not answer the people. This slow burn traducing of the principles of democratic government is abhorrent and yet it is very much the hallmark of the EU.