LDVideo: Tim Farron – It would be “completely mad to have a referendum now” on EU

Lib Dem party president Tim Farron — who resigned from the Lib Dem front-bench in 2008 to vote in favour of a referendum on the Libson Treaty — explained today why he thinks it would be “completely mad” to hold a referendum while the UK is tryng to get out of the biggest recession in living memory. You can watch the 2-minute video here:

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  • The only reason its mad not to have a referendum is simple the politicians know there gravy train will end that’s why labour wont have one too. You lot changed the terms in which we granted entry in the 70s so much its led to the mess Europe is in So I say let the people decide IN or OUT

  • Those who say we don’t know which way the EU is going lol you must be blind its clear as day the Political class’s want a Federal Europe in United States of Europe no matter how they dress it up. We are going to be sold down the line just as we have since joining a trading union supposedly

  • Richard Dean 23rd Jan '13 - 10:07am

    Tim is absolutely correct, our approach should be collegiate rather than prima donna. Every EU country wants to re-negotiate some things, and every EU country has the freedom to leave, but that is not a reason to threaten to do so.

    On the referendum, I like that we are quite properly agreeing with Cameron – have one when something big is to change. No reason there for business to worry, every EU country might do it.

    Perhaps more important though, what is the electorate saying? Quite a few might actually be attracted to the Euro if we were to lead in that direction.

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