Saturday, 15 September 2012



September 15 2012



Leading Activisys of New Movement


A NEW A new political movement has been launched to allow British people the opportunity to demand a referendum at the European Elections in 2014.

It comes in the wake of a YouGov opinion poll that shows a third of UK adults said they would ignore party loyalty to vote for an entity whose sole manifesto was to urge for a straight forward In-Out referendum.

The movement has been registered with the Electoral Commission as “We Demand a Referendum” and will carry the slogan imbedded in the emblem from Jimmy Goldsmith’s Referendum Party of “Let the People Decide”.

“We Demand a Referendum” has been set up by the Campaign for a Referendum team that delivered two petitions totalling more than 220,000 signatures to Downing Street and also forced a parliamentary debate last year that led to a huge Tory rebellion.

It is a single-issue political body that challenges David Cameron to call an In-Out referendum by 2014.

A YouGov poll last week showed that 65% of Tory voters want a referendum – much more than the average of 56% from all voters.

“We Demand a Referendum” will be fielding candidates in every region of the country and could take between eight and 22 seats in the European Elections, according to the YouGov poll commissioned by the body’s chairman - West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire.

Katie Hopkins and Nikki Sinclaire MEP
One of those candidates will be former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins who will be the lead candidate in the South West. Katie will need only 10% of the vote to be elected under the system used in the election.

All candidates will share a single aim - to force a decisive referendum on the issue of Europe by sending a strong message to the government ahead of the General Election in 2015.

“The Politicians have failed the people on the EU,” said Nikki Sinclaire.

“Promise after promise has been broken by all parties and it is time for the people to empower themselves and demand a referendum!

“Why are they so afraid of the people? Why won’t they let us decide? And why do they continue to patronise us with their ‘we know better’ attitude?”


TV personality and businesswoman Katie Hopkins added: “Sometimes tough questions have to be asked.


“I often hear people say 'I didn't ask because I was frightened I might not like the answer' and I think this is true for the referendum on Europe.


“I believe that our government is frightened of asking the question about whether we want to be in or out of Europe, because they are frightened that they will not like the answer.”


Katie added: “The importance of forcing an EU referendum is far bigger than any party. We strive to go beyond party politics and, as our campaign slogan says, we want to Let the People Decide!"


We Demand a Referendum will hold its inaugural conference at Westminster Central Hall in London on Friday October 5.

Candidates from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UK Independence Party and other parties will be standing in the 2014 European Elections. However, suppose a new political entity was set up for these elections and their only policy was to demand a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
How likely, if at all, would it be that you support this new, single issue entity in the 2014 European Elections only?

I would definitely vote for that option 16 16 14 13 23 14 12 18 14 11 8 17 24 15 18 6 19 18 16 15
I would probably vote for that option 17 25 12 19 22 12 18 18 17 12 14 20 20 16 19 18 17 18 18 14
TOTAL WOULD VOTE 33 41 26 32 45 26 30 36 31 23 22 37 44 31 37 24 36 36 34 29
I would probably not vote for that option 14 19 15 7 16 14 13 16 13 15 18 14 12 17 11 23 13 13 15 10
I would definitely not vote for that option 21 15 30 45 12 28 30 26 17 26 16 22 22 26 14 24 19 20 23 24
TOTAL WOULDN’T VOTE 35 34 45 52 28 42 43 42 30 41 34 36 34 43 25 47 32 33 38 34
Don't know 31 26 29 16 27 32 27 22 39 37 44 27 22 26 38 28 32 31 29 38

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 1,474 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 4th - 5th September 2012.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).