Jump to content

EU Referendum -


observer
 Share

Recommended Posts

A Tory MP has proposed a referendum on the EU, which is due for debate in Parliament this month. Assuming MPs are in touch with the public mood, they will agree to the referendum (and pigs might fly), being held by 2013. the questions suggested for the referendum would be - 1) Do you wish to remain a member of the EU? 2) Do you wish to cease being a member of the EU? 3) Do you wish to remain a member, but with reduced powers of the EU? The third option would appear to muddy the water somewhat. :unsure:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The 3-way question is specifically designed to split the "no" vote and allow the powers that be to claim that staying in is the "most popular" option.

 

It would make more sense to have two yes/no questions.

 

  1. Should the UK leave the EU?
  2. IF the UK remains in the EU, should it seek to repatriate powers currently residing in Brussels?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the questions suggested for the referendum would be - 1) Do you wish to remain a member of the EU? 2) Do you wish to cease being a member of the EU? 3) Do you wish to remain a member, but with reduced powers of the EU?

 

And they will probably end up as :-

 

1) Do you wish to remain a member off the EU and continue to enjoy the many benefits that EU membership entitle you to.

 

2) Do you wish to cease being a member off the EU and lose the billions in investment we have put into it.

 

2) Do you wish to remain a member but with the possibility of having less off the restrictions imposed by them.

 

:mrgreen:

 

P.S. if the questions do end up as stated above then I will say it is just coincidence and nothing whatever to do with the government reading this post and pinching my ideas.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Call me Dave will make sure that all his MPs vote against, the Lib Dims will vote against and so will the brothers in OldNuLiebour. So no referendum then. :wink: :wink: :wink:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

but all of the main parties are main parties because everyone votes for them.....

 

unfortunately it is only the fringe parties who want out of Europe because they are the ones less likely to benefit from the gravy train.

 

So, unless we can get 50% of the population to abandon their usual voting habits and vote BNP, UKIP or whoever else, we will continue to be stuck in this EU hell..... mind you, the way things are going in Greece, it may all collapse before we get a chance to vote anyway!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It will cost the UK more if it does collapse , better to stay in, and change from within.

 

Idon't suppose you have any statistical proof of this bold statement (not counting political party propoganda)? :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...