This article in The Daily Express points out that the EU Referendum Campaign believes David Cameron has committed himself to passing a law that will trigger legislation if a petition is signed by a million voters.
Jon Gaunt, radio presenter and spokesman for the EU Referendum Campaign, said: “There is a massive disconnect between the political class and ordinary people and this is an issue where people can rally behind the flag and say it’s not right. The EU Referendum Campaign is not saying let’s get out of Europe. We are just saying let’s have a debate about this and let’s have a vote.”
The campaign has a petition on the internet which it hopes will attract the signatures of hundreds of thousands of voters.
In the run-up to the election, David Cameron outlined plans to trigger legislation in Parliament for any petition backed by one million or more citizens.
While that democracy pledge did not survive the coalition agreement, one million signatures calling for an EU referendum would be impossible for politicians to ignore.