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Sunday, October 24, 2010

EU Referendum Campaign Believes Cameron Will Implement Petition By 1 Million Voters

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.

4 comments:

Sue said...

I doubt that. Have you noticed that you can't see how many signatures they have actually collected to date?

Captain Ranty said...

If they can ignore the 4 million signatures on a petition to stop post office closures, or over 1 million pairs of feet on the street protesting against the illegal invasion of Iraq, then this will be easy to ignore.

Just sayin'

CR.

Tapestry said...

Good points, yet why is Nigel Farage tweeting this article unless he sees this as a potential UKIP strategy, when he secures the leadership once more - promising to stand down from the general election, the moment the Coalition offers the IN/OUT referendum?

Anonymous said...

I think David Camaron does not have the making of a good leader (not like margret thatcher ).
I voted for David but he has been a very big let down.
All i can see is britain loosing all of its previous glorious history.
I feel so sorry for all the people who died in all wars to protect this country.This has all been in vain.We must have a refurendum now on the EU.God help this country if we dont