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The surprising truth about that Lib Dem in/out EU referendum leaflet*

Clegg-referendum-leaflet-lisbon-2008On Monday morning, Nick Clegg was given a hard time on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme by interviewer Justin Webb, who accused him of changing his position on an EU referendum on the basis of this pictured leaflet (click to enlarge**).

Nick brushed it to one side, correctly pointing out that the party has stuck to its 2010 manifesto pledge (my emphasis):

The European Union has evolved significantly since the last public vote on membership over thirty years ago. Liberal Democrats therefore remain committed to an in/out referendum the next

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    @Peter Watson lol You've just made me re-examine the posters, so the Con one shows a valley at the end and they will take the...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 27th Jan - 8:31pm
    The reports focus on "natural capital" such as forests, rivers land and wildlife is a good one, but the approach from all main parties towards...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 27th Jan - 8:19pm
    "... a strong voice for social justice and ..." Oh come on! After your Party's record as a partner in this appalling government over the...
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    I have just been watching the programme. I simply do not understand the present level of hatred at those who wish to attend a synagogue....
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 27th Jan - 7:51pm
    "Secure online voting for voters" - no, no, no, a thousand million times NO! Not only is Tsar Nicholas probably right that "secure" in the...
  • User AvatarMary Reid 27th Jan - 7:42pm
    Kevin - electronic voting for MPs is in there. They could use their smart cards to vote, and even vote in absentia. The MPs still...