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ang
02-10-2011, 06:43 PM
I imagine this has a few MP's tearing their hair out:-


A historic vote on growing demands for Britain to leave the European Union will be held in the Commons before Christmas.
MPs will debate whether the Government should give voters a chance to decide the issue once and for all in a referendum.
It will be the first time Parliament has held a major vote on seeking the publicís view since the 1975 referendum confirming the decision to join the Common Market.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044211/At-We-vote-Europe-MPs-forced-decide-referendum.html#ixzz1ZeRfMOFJ

TotalMayhem
02-10-2011, 06:55 PM
British MP's to Vote on Whether or Not to Hold Referendum on Continued EU Membership

Not quite...


Foreign Secretary William Hague insisted the Government would not grant a public vote on leaving the EU altogether

concernedparent
02-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Not quite...


I wonder what they are scared of.

DCon
02-10-2011, 07:43 PM
I wonder what they are scared of.

If the financial transaction tax comes in, Britain will have eyes on becoming another Switzerland (all the advantages without the meddling, interference and taxes associated with EU membership)

ang
02-10-2011, 08:03 PM
David Cameron ruling out in/out EU referendum:-


David Cameron has ruled out holding an "in/out" referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union as he dismissed one of the central demands of the Tory right.

As Eurosceptics gear up for a Commons vote on holding a referendum later this year, after winning more than 100,000 signatures for a debate, the prime minister said Britain should focus its attention on reforming the EU.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/02/david-cameron-britain-eu-referendum?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Captain Con O'Sullivan
03-10-2011, 08:21 AM
Cameron and the rest of the Bullingdon Club will do what they are told. Otherwise the moneymen around the ECB/IMF will break the news about Britain being in the financial toilet along with everyone else.

Won't be the first Tory to be whipped by a bank clerk and probably won't be the last.

morticia
03-10-2011, 08:38 PM
Won't be the first Tory to be whipped by a bank clerk and probably won't be the last.

Bend over, dahlings, time for your punishment.....

TotalMayhem
24-10-2011, 10:51 PM
No such referendum will be held in Britain:


MPs reject a call for a referendum on Europe - but rebels voting against the government have dealt Prime Minister David Cameron a major blow to his authority.

5intheface
24-10-2011, 10:53 PM
No such referendum will be held in Britain:

How many rebelled?

TotalMayhem
24-10-2011, 10:57 PM
How many rebelled?


Early reports suggested around 80 Tory MPs rebelled - a significant number.

Forgot to post the link (http://www.channel4.com/news/rebellion-over-europe-referendum-vote), my bad.

5intheface
24-10-2011, 11:21 PM
Forgot to post the link (http://www.channel4.com/news/rebellion-over-europe-referendum-vote), my bad.

Ouch, that's even worse than predicted.

AJSD86
24-10-2011, 11:30 PM
If they want to become Switzerland they will probably have adopt EU law as Switzerland does in order to participate in the single market. They are probably just as well out as in. I think Cameron is probably right about 'national interest'

morticia
26-10-2011, 09:11 PM
No such referendum will be held in Britain:

The Brits dislike referenda unless they can guarantee the right outcome (from Westminster's POV, of course). Needless to say, this doesn't happen very often. And while Dave would love to be out of Europe in principle, doing so at a time that would be likely to collapse the City wouldn't keep his fattest and most feline supporters/bankrollers happy, now would it?

Nothing like first past the post, no written constitution, constituency boundary manipulation and minimal referendum opportunities to keep the hoi polloi in their place, doncha know??

DCon
05-07-2013, 01:35 PM
yikes




MPs have backed a Bill calling for a referendum on UK's membership of the EU by 304 to 0 votes.

http://news.sky.com/story/1112018/mps-back-eu-referendum-bill

DCon
17-11-2013, 09:48 PM
UKIP not holding back with this ad

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02737/Cameron-Front0_2737146a.jpg

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/10455937/Paul-Sykes-I-want-to-set-Britain-free-from-the-EU.html

DCon
07-09-2015, 10:27 PM
37 Tory rebels vote against the government




LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Monday after Euroskeptic members of his Conservatives joined forces with opposition lawmakers to reject proposed rules for a European Union membership referendum.

It was Cameron's first parliamentary defeat since he was re-elected in May with a slim majority and highlighted the historic splits over Europe in his Conservative Party that contributed to the downfall of two of his predecessors.



http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0R727V20150907

pluralist
12-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Farage is looking for support from Irish citizens registered to vote in the UK:

http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/nigel-farage-ireland-has-been-crushed-by-iron-fist-of-the-eu-1.2426297