Can you explain why politicians of all major parties think it is a good thing for Britain to be a part of a federal Europe and continue to say it is not necessary to have a referendum for the voters to give their opinion? Here is your chance to convince us. If you set a firm date for a referendum as an election promise, you would become the next Prime Minister.
David Camoron’s response was:
I don’t agree Britain would be better off by leaving the European Union. Instead, we need to work within the EU to fight for change but on the question of referendums, I do want to see one on the EU Treaty because that’s what everyone was promised. The Conservative Party is campaigning very hard on just this. Other European leaders say the latest EU Treaty is a return of the constitution in all but name so whether or not he keeps the promise to hold the referendum is a real test for Gordon Brown. It will show whether he means what he says when he talks about restoring trust in government, and involving people more in decisions.
So there you have it – the Conservative Party membership may be eurosceptic but the leadership isn’t and the leader of the party and prospective Prime Minister is a eurofederalist. When I asked one of my Conservative friends (you know who you are) why he stays in the Conservative Party even though he is rabidly eurosceptic he told me that he thinks the best way to change the party is from the inside. It is clear from Camoron’s comments that the Conservative Party is no longer eurosceptic and it is the party membership that put this eurofederalist, left wing cretin at the head of the party. There is only one place that eurosceptic conservatives (small “c”) can turn if they truly believe that we are better of out of the EU and that is to the UK Independence Party.