Lies, Damn Lies, and Cast-Iron Guarantees on EU Membership

Prior to the last General Election David Cameron famously promised the British people a cast-iron guarantee that, if he became PM, he would hold a referendum on the Lisbon treaty.  He said no treaty should be ratified without consulting the British people in a referendum.

David Cameron could not have been clearer. Yet he did not “do the right thing.” He broke his cast-iron guaranteed promise of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, which is still in the process of handing over vast policy areas to the unelected EU machine – look what happens to the UK’s waning sovereignty on the first of November with Qualified Majority Voting because of EU membership.

cameron says that, because the treaty had been ratified just before he became Prime Minster he could not hold a referendum, this simply does not wash. The UK referendum of 1975 is a precedent on this. It was a post-legislative referendum held to gauge support for the country’s continued membership of what they termed a “Common Market”, which we had already entered two years previously.

Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats all promised a referendum on whether to ratify the EU Constitution in their 2005 general election manifestos. They all knew without a shadow of a doubt that this matter needed to be resolved by the British people in a referendum. But all have since been in office and all have failed to deliver.

David Cameron cannot be trusted on his pledge of a referendum in 2017. The three main pro EU Lib/Lab/Con parties are infatuated with the EU. For goodness sake Cameron actually said he would campaign “heart and soul” to remain in the EU.

They are not going to give the British a vote on the EU if they think they are going to lose. And they are pretty sure they will lose.

The three main pro EU Lib/Lab/Con parties are all the same, save the odd pedantic point here and a load of rhetoric there. They offer the electorate no choice, it doesn’t matter which gets in. But now the electorate does have a choice – increasingly when they vote UKIP, they are actually getting UKIP. And, only by voting UKIP can we make a difference and get our country back.

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