MORE PEOPLE CALL FOR EU REFERENDUM BEFORE THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION – A recent poll has highlighted that over two-thirds of people in the UK of the age of 50 and over want David Cameron to provide an in/out EU referendum before the next general election.
The poll further revealed that nearly half of this age group would likely vote to pull out of the European Union.
Last month David Cameron ordered MPs back to Parliament in order to support a bill written by Tory backbencher James Wharton which would force the Government to provide the British public with an in/out referendum before the end of 2017; but only if the Tory Party wins a majority election victory that would provide another term in office.
The move was seen by many as nothing short of blackmail; that is vote us in if you want a referendum because Labour and the Liberal Democrats won’t provide one.
Of course there’s always UKIP who are adamant that a referendum should be given and that UKIP would do everything in its power to convince people to vote for pulling out of the European Union.
No doubt this latest poll will give Cameron something to think about but I suspect his thoughts will be how to avoid providing a democratic vote. This decision should not be up to David Cameron but rather the people; if we are to uphold the principles of democracy then we must practice democracy and Cameron should bow down to the will of the people.
Of course the excuse will be that he is unable to offer such a referendum as his coalition partner, Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats won’t allow it.
Yes, that’s right it was part of the coalition deal that allows Clegg veto such a move and yet again this clearly shows the level of democracy provided to the British people; which currently stands at almost nothing.
It’s time the British people organised a campaign that sends a clear and unequivocal message to both Cameron and Clegg that such a referendum is not their decision but rather the democratic decision of the people.
Call me a cynic but neither Cameron nor Clegg want out of the EU it is after all the place at which they will work (or not) and it is the British taxpayer who will be forced by EU legislation to provide their salaries.
It is undeniable that the British people want to have their say and if Cameron and Clegg have even the slightest bit of interest in democracy then they will accept the majority voice and provide a referendum before the 2015 General Election; and no doubt this will occur right after the inauguration flight of my next venture ‘Piggy Airlines’.
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