Thursday, 13 September 2012

Voice of the People Demand a Referendum

Press Release
Second 100,000 petition calling for an EU Referendum to be delivered to No. 10
Handing in the petition last year
Apprentice Star Katie Hopkins and Nikki Sinclaire MEP Lead Delegation
The campaign for a referendum on Britain's EU membership is given a double boost this week.

A petition demanding a straight "in or out" vote has now attracted more than 100,000 signatures - which should be enough to force a Commons debate. These signatures `The Voice of the People` will be handed into Downing Street by a delegation led By Nikki Sinclaire MEP and Former Apprentice star and Businesswoman Katie Hopkins

The breakthrough is bolstered by a new YouGov poll which reveals a clear majority (56%) want ordinary people to have the final say on whether we pull out.

The mountain of signatures has been collected in a cross-party campaign led by West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire and it is the second 100,000 plus petition to be handed in within a year.

It will pile pressure on the Prime Minister to hold the first referendum on Europe since 1975. The YouGov poll shows 65% of Conservative voters want a referendum

Nikki Sinclaire, an Indepenent MEP, said "This is an encouraging development and raises the prospect of an early debate on our continued membership of the EU - Almost six in ten people want a national debate on the pros and cons of EU membership"

Nikki, added: "Clearly the people of Britain want to decide who governs Britain. It must be alarming to the government that despite all their assurances on sovereignty and cast iron promises, more and more people have given up on this European project. This argument has gone on far too long, we must decide our course once and for all in a binding referendum"

Katie Hopkins says "We work hard, pay our taxes, abide by the laws of the country, and fulfil our obligations as voters. Yet, we still have not earned the right to a say. Despite this is an organisation that has a very loud voice in our affairs, and has the right to impose a range of laws and regulations on the UK. This cannot be right. It is about time to let the people decide!"

Nikki also pays tribute to the hundreds of people across the country who have helped collate the petition and said the politicians ignore the will of the people at their peril"