88% want a referendum

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The campaign group, , has announced the results of a private referendum it organised in 10 marginal constituencies.

The turnout of the referendum was 36.2% – higher than the average turnout for a local election and unprecedented in a private referendum. In 8 of the 10 constituencies where a referendum was held, the turnout was actually higher than the number of people who voted for the sitting MP!

Of the people who voted in the referenda, 88% said they wanted a referendum on the EU not-a-constitution.

So, faced with this clear and indisputable evidence that 9 out of 10 people want a referendum on the EU not-a-constitution, has the British government conceded defeat and promised to stand by Liebour’s election manifesto pledge? Erm … no. Jim Murphy, Liebour’s Europe Minister, ignored the wishes of his constituents (a referendum was held in his constituency) and said “The place to make these decisions is in this chamber – not on a crane half way above the city sky of London. This chamber will decide later this week whether it’s the right thing to have a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty or not”.
Well, your constituents want a referendum Jim and you’re in a marginal constituency so if you’re that confident that people will see the EU Constitution as a good thing when it comes to the next election that they’ll forgive your treachery then why not support a referendum now?

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  1. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Ireland gets a referendum because the Irish constitution enshrines popular sovereignty.

    Ours enshrines parliamentary sovereignty – which means MPs hand power over to the EU…

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