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Edward McMillan-Scott MEP writes… In Europe 40 years on: what next?

On Friday David Cameron will make his big speech on Europe. There is only one thing now which will satisfy the Eurosceptics: a firm promise – and not just a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ – for a referendum on Europe.

The speech – which must address the challenge of UKIP, mainly to the Tories – comes as the UK marks 40 years’ of membership of what is now the European Union. Lord Ashcroft’s recent polling of 20,000 Britons suggests that it is not Europe, but immigration which is encouraging Conservatives to switch to UKIP. However, the next national electoral challenge will be the European …

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  • User Avatarchris_sh 26th Jun - 12:43pm
    @Paul Walter First things first, well said. @malc "From their point of view things couldn’t get any worse, so why not vote for change? "...
  • User AvatarJohn Nicholson 26th Jun - 12:43pm
    I couldn't agree more. As a nation, we must remain outward looking and international; as a party, we must champion this position. The most depressing...
  • User AvatarMargaret Gray 26th Jun - 12:27pm
    malc - yes you're right about the economic disadvantage factor but I did describe this as a protest against austerity - the long term doctrinaire...
  • User AvatarAlderman David Becket 26th Jun - 12:26pm
    Before we reach out to the public we need to address our conmmunications. The remain newspapers over the weekend do not mention Lib Dems or...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 26th Jun - 12:21pm
    David I won't rise to that. Have a great Sunday yourself! What I was trying to say is that we have to deal with the...
  • User AvatarJohn Barrett 26th Jun - 12:15pm
    Telling the voters that they made a mistake is not the way to move forward. Tim announcing our campaign strategy for the next election without...