Tag Archives: in/out referendum

An in/out EU referendum? Lib Dem members say no, by 55% to 36%

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results.

55% of Lib Dems oppose in/out EU referendum

The next Conservative election manifesto will include a pledge to hold an in/out referendum on the UK’s continuing membership of the European Union. Do you think the next Liberal Democrat manifesto should include the same pledge?
(Figures compared to last time we asked this question in March 2013).

    36% (+2%) – Yes,

Posted in Europe / International and LDV Members poll | Also tagged | 11 Comments

Liblink… Greg Mulholland calls for referendum on EU membership

eu_flagThe Daily Mail is reporting Greg Mulholland’s call for a vote on EU membership without waiting for a treaty change.

Even the huge changes that have taken place in Europe over the years – we’ve moved from EEC to EC to EU – have not led to a public vote. And it is not a little ironic that at the times there was a significant and constitutional change – in 1984, 1986 and 1992 – the then Conservative governments did not give the British people a say. The same happened under

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged and | 5 Comments

Liberal Democrat MEPs react to Cameron’s EU speech

Liberal Democrat MEPs have been responding to David Cameron’s speech promising an in/out referendum on Europe once he has renegotiated the terms of the UK’s membership. This is, of course, incumbent on the Conservatives winning a majority at the next election. That sounds like a pretty powerful motivator to Liberal Democrat activists to ensure the Tory leader does not have control of the Commons.

I will update this post during the day with further comments. First off the marks were Sir Graham Watson and Sarah Ludford.

I was quite surprised to see the words “looks good, sounds good” in Sir Graham Watson’s …

Posted in Europe / International and News | Also tagged and | 7 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarConor McGovern 25th May - 12:19am
    If you're not harming someone else, you should be free to live as you want. Clearly smoking a joint in your home or wherever falls...
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 24th May - 11:43pm
    If you cut me in two you'd see EU Citizen running through me like a stick of rock. I value my EU citizenship above my...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 24th May - 11:41pm
    @Glenn "I live in Leicester so the shipping broadcast is a little irrelevant" Actually there is a large audience for the shipping forecast from people...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 24th May - 11:25pm
    D McKay I agree with you on Cbeebies (and also CBBC). Their absence of advertising and assured good quality programmes is a great boon. Our...
  • User AvatarJohn Medway 24th May - 11:01pm
    @Richard Flowers - congratulations on the way you have started a much-needed discussion. I used to be highly sceptical about this but the recent increases...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 24th May - 10:34pm
    I suppose we also need to accept the good that drugs can do. This is probably the mature approach. We can't ban everything that could...