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Is The Eu Referendum Five Years Too Late?

Updated on June 19, 2013

Far too Late

The UK cannot wait another five years. The referendum should be now.

It looks as if the great British public are to be conned again, just as they were when the Labour government held an in or out vote in 1975.

Spearheaded by Harold Wilson ,they recommended that Britain stay in the Common Market,(now known as the EU),that the heavily pro-European Conservative Edward Heath had dragged the Nation into with no proper mandate two years earlier

The Labour u-turn swayed the the electoral into voting to stay in with a 67% vote.Only a year earlier opinion polls indicated that the UK public were dead against participating in the EU.

Now we have to wait five years for an in or out referendum that the public want now.It will be five years of persuasion by both the major political parties, that are both obviously for Britain staying in the EU.

Margaret Thatcher, who had just been elected Tory leader during the labour vote, said 'the "Yes" vote would not have happened without Labours support.'


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Why Wait Five Years?

The weak British Prime Minister does not care about what the people want.He has failed again to listen to the collective voice.He has made previous promises of a referendum and let us down, he cannot be trusted.

in the next five years Britain will continue to take an annual £18 billion payment from the EU, but the reality is it will cost the UK much more.The UK were the third largest contributors in 2011 with around 5 billion euros. Daily Telegraph.

We still continue to pay out billions of pounds for worthless projects,the Nation is also constantly fined by the EU for non-conformance of water standards as well as our so called failure to implement petty laws and bureaucratic rulings.

The underfunded British welfare state and hospitals will soon be under more pressure as thousands more eastern Europeans invade the country in search of a life of luxury at the expense of the taxpayers.


David Cameron

By delaying the referendum David Cameron has bought himself more time and votes to counter the threat from Ukip.

They say a week in politics is a long time, and certainly the next five years will be a long time. We will be constantly bombarded by pro-EU speeches from the major political parties, and from our ally the US. Obama has already stated that he wants to see a European Union involving the UK.

The media will soon jump aboard, pushing the pro-European policies and caressing the public into believing that membership of the EU is the only way forward.

The people of Denmark were bullied into taking on the Euro after a no vote, and Ireland voted twice on the Nice agreement.

David Cameron does not want to leave the EU, and may have a grand plan.Does he want to be president of the all conquering United States of Europe?The plan was put into place long ago, the real losers are the middle class taxpayers and democracy for the very people who are denied the chance of a referendum now.

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    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR

      ronaldoh 

      5 years ago from England

      Thanks for looking in, and your view from the US

    • picklesandrufus profile image

      picklesandrufus 

      5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      A very interesting hub. It seems like in the US and in the UK, the middle class is who always bears the brunt of the load.

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