Classical Liberal
Primacy of Individual Freedom

Monday, 30 May 2011

An EU Referendum: Time to throw down the gauntlet !




The Eurosceptic MP’s within the Tory party have been working very hard for many years, supported by organisations such as the Adam Smith Institute, Better off Out et al, to reverse the control of the EU over this country.

We have to be honest and accept that to date we are losing the fight, our new government has now belatedly declared that they wish to stay in the EU. Many of us who voted Tory believed they would give us a referendum, or at least reverse some of the control that is exerted by Brussels. The reality is ‘No’ to a referendum and Brussels continuing to increase it’s control over our country.

The danger facing the UK is that if we go into the next election without a referendum on the EU we will find ourselves facing a complete loss of sovereignty and with no way back. The electorate will tire of eurosceptic’s who talk the talk but achieve nothing and will simply accept that the UK is now part of the EU.

The inevitable result of this scenario taking place is the UK becoming several federal regions within the EU, a total loss of our  sovereignty and our Parliament residing in Brussels and Berlin.

It is now time for the Tory Eurosceptics in the Commons, the Lords and MEP’s to take action by declaring we must have a referendum before the next election and unless the government agree to this demand they will resign the Tory whip.

This would be a hugely powerful weapon, I do not believe the government could ignore it, and if they did they would lose any opportunity of winning a majority at the next election.

There are possibly 20/30 MP’s who could take this step, this is a considerable number and would make them a very strong group within parliament. They would have the opportunity to work with other Eurosceptic organisations/ pressure groups building a powerful case to present to the Country at the next election.

We are in the ‘last chance saloon’, the third party (Libdems) are on the ropes, it is time for the Tory Eurosceptic MP’s, MEP’s and Lords to step forward and put ‘Country before Party’ and so rescue us from the nightmare that is the EU.



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Mid East & N.Africa

The UK has no business in trying to determine events in N.Africa, our influence and our ability to operate on a military basis are severely hampered by our financial position.

We are asking the electorate to take sacrifices on their standard of living but at the same time we are operating as if we were a wealthy country by indulging ourselves in other Countries affairs, ie. Libya.

We must pull back our military operations from Afghanistan and Libya and use them only in our own national interest, ie defence of the realm.

We must desist from international aid, with the exception of 'disaster aid', and put the savings into paying down our debt whilst we expect our citizens to make financial sacrifices.

We must support action in the UN to resolve conflicts but it must be clear that we are no longer able to contribute militarily, we can only support the UN resolutions that we believe will help resolve conflicts but not offer our military to carry out any military action .