Friday, October 2, 2009

Irish Referendum Today

As our cousins in the Irish Republic go to the polling stations to vote on the European treaty, it is worth reminding Cambridge voters that this is something our current Member of Parliament will not allow us to do. Every major party promised the British people a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty - the renamed EU Constitution - at the last General Election. Labour and the Lib Dems' efforts to deny the British people any say at all on it is a breach of trust with voters.

And now to answer the obvious question... if the Treaty is not yet in force at the time of the next General Election, and a Conservative Government is elected, we would suspend Britain's ratification and hold a referendum, recommending its rejection.

Cambridge residents were promised a say in 2005, they deserve one in 2009.

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