VOTERS DO WANT AN EU REFERENDUM IN 2014 – Earlier this month Adam Afriyie went behind David Cameron’s back and called for the support of an EU Referendum in October 2014.
It came as no surprise that David Cameron, a staunch supporter of the European Union, was furious and vowed that he would use all of his powers to block such a move.
But isn’t an EU referendum, in a democratic society, for the people to decide? Are we really relegated to the fringes of the decision making process?
It certainly appears to be the case as David Cameron continues to insist that a referendum on Europe will only be given in 2017 and on the provision that the British public re-elected him in the 2015 General Election – smells like blackmail to me.
Does the British public really want an EU referendum? It would appear that Adam Afriyie’s move to call upon the House of Commons for a vote is in fact widely accepted by the British public and therefore the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’.
According to insiders Adam Afriyie’s bid to force David Cameron to bring forward his plans for an EU referendum has been met with overwhelming public support.
In the latest poll conducted the results revealed that over 1 in 2 people in Britain want a public referendum.
Equally as many are skeptical of the EU’s continuous interference in British affairs and policy making and it is looking very much like a complete opt-out vote.
The poll also revealed that 6 out of 10 people want MPs to vote on the proposal on November 8 2013.
Adam Afriyie has been accused, mainly by David Cameron; to have sabotaged his plan and pledge to provide an EU referendum in 2017 – this latest poll clearly indicates the lack of public trust for Mr. Cameron and that an EU referendum will simply allow the EU to do far more damage to Britain in that period of time.
Adam Afriyie again came under attack yesterday by Tory grandees who have begged him to back down with some even accusing him of betraying Britain.
Adam Afriyie also received an open letter which pointed out that he should not meddle with the Cameron –backed EU referendum 2017 and that no one individual is bigger than the future of the nation – we call on you to withdraw.
It does appear almost Stalinist that these so-called MPs and Ministers have the nerve to state ‘no one individual is bigger than the future of the nation’ and call for a withdrawal.
Look carefully at the statement – they point out that no one individual is bigger than the further of the nation and yet just a handful of people want the ability to direct Britain’s future – is that really how a democratic systems works in modern politics?
The truth is that in part the statement is true, no one person should have the right to dictate the future and therefore Adam Afriyie is perfectly correct in asking MPs to vote on a ‘public’ referendum – that is after all how a democracy is supposed work.
You can rest at ease for the Stalinist’s within appear out-matched and Adam Afriyie has remained defiant and promised to continue his battle to provide a 2014 EU referendum.
If Mr. Cameron has the slightest interest in public opinion or indeed democracy then he must bow to the will of the people. The survey also revealed that over 55% of the public questioned want an EU referendum before the next General Election.
With the Labour Party currently leading the Polls at 37% compared to the Tories on 27% Mr. Cameron needs to realise that unless he is prepared to listen to the democratic majority then it is most unlikely he will be out of a job – and of course if we do pull out of the EU then his perception of having a job in the EU will the thwarted.
One of the underlying issues here is trust – with all the broken promises and woeful incompetence there are a growing number of MPs who have little or no faith in David Cameron fulfilling his 2017 pledge – currently only 1 in 3 MPs feel Mr. Cameron will provide an EU referendum in 2017.
At the other end of the spectrum Adam Afriyie appears to have won over MPs and it is likely that the bid to force the Commons into a vote on November 8.
According to the latest information some 61% of MPs say that a Parliamentary vote should go head – 24% are against and 15% abstained.
When asked how they would vote if an EU referendum was given in 2014 46% voted to opt out and just 38% to remain in the EU.
Adam Afriyie told reporters that the figures only confirm what his constituents want and therefore the opportunity to pull out of the EU must be given.