It has been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. In that time, so much has changed – the countries involved, the powers devolved, the benefits and costs of membership. People feel that the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up for. It is right to negotiate a fresh settlement in the EU that is better for Britain – and then put the result to the British people in an in-out referendum by the end of 2017. This isn’t just a Conservative campaign – it’s for everyone who believes that we need a different relationship with the EU and that the British people deserve a say.
62% of people believe we need a referendum on Europe, but some people and some parties don’t believe we should have a say.
WHY WE NEED A REFERENDUM
- Europe has changed. More change is imminent.
- People feel that the EU is heading in a direction that they never signed up for.
- We need a fresh settlement that is better for Britain – based on fairness, flexibility and competitiveness.
- We should let the British people have their say on that new settlement through an in-out referendum by the end of 2017.
HOW WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN
Currently, only one of the main three political parties believes the British people deserve a say on Europe: the Conservatives. They are bringing forward a draft bill to legislate for an in-out referendum before the end of 2017, following a renegotiation. This bill will need the support of either Labour or Lib Dem MPs to pass. Some issues are bigger than party politics. It’s time to Let Britain Decide.
To sign-up to support David Cameron’s commitment to a referendum on Europe or to find out more, go to http://letbritaindecide.com/
If you believe that Ed Milliband’s instructions to his MPs of “run and hide” isn’t good enough, and you want to demand that those you have elected should vote in favour of a referendum in Parliament, you can contact them using WriteToThem, a free service provided by MySociety.org.