Referendum time?

As a young handsome thinner chap I was a parliamentary  candidate for The Referendum Party. Yes it’s true. You see we hadn’t had a vote on our relationship with Europe for many a year. That was in 1997. And still the public aren’t given a say even at a time when it seems our contributions to the EU will be rising at a time when all of us are tightening our belts.

Crikey – my train fare may go u £800 next year and you are telling me I can have a vote on the voting system but not on our relationship with Europe.

Come on Conservatives… to steal a phrase I know well from 1997, Let the People Decide.

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3 Responses to Referendum time?

  1. operanut1972 says:

    Yes it is time to revisit the European commitment decision. It was an ill concieved idea at the time of EC, as we didn't get to decide to join the EU we need to decide if we want to join a Federal Europe. I for one don't. However, as much as I don't like it. If we have a referendum and for some unknown reason we all vote Yes then we need to go in for the whole thing, Eurozone and complete handover of sovereignty. This is the only way the EU experiment will suceed. If we continue to go the way that we are at the moment then the EU will fail. We will have a huge power vacuum in Europe which could end up being manipulated by our friends from Russkyia or Beijijng. If you thought the cold war had finished think again. The main land grab will decisions will be based on oil, gas, water and food. Russia is already starting to make attempts in the Frozen north and Argentina is tring the same in the south. Lets not get caught last in line!

  2. Jose says:

    The problem with a referendum is that it wouldn't stop with one as the powers that be wouldn't accept the result. The vote would be NO and consequently we'd be told to re-think ala Ireland!

  3. operanut1972 says:

    I think that we are aware of what happened in Ireland and any secondary unplanned referrundum would be viewed with mistrust and a fair amount of protest. Irelands second was unlawful, it was shameful and it should be forever imprinted upon free minded pepole everywhere. Oops I forgot I was talking about politicians there, so maybe your right. However, should that stop a plebsicate from taking place? No it should not.

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