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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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  • User AvatarMary Reid 26th Jun - 2:21pm
    Peter Buckley - yes, of course the petition is being used to express a desire for a second referendum. But it is a totally ineffective...
  • User AvatarSadie Smith 26th Jun - 2:20pm
    I watched a lot of people explaining why they were probably due to vote the way they did. Had they done so in a neutral...
  • User Avatarchris_sh 26th Jun - 2:19pm
    @Kevin colwill "If you dig a bit deeper you’ll find “taking control” was pretty much code for reducing immigration." Perhaps, but there again there was...
  • User AvatarLeave EU 26th Jun - 2:17pm
    Some strange things may be going on with this petition, including people signing from North Korea (I kid you not): https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215.json.
  • User AvatarMark Goodrich 26th Jun - 2:08pm
    Right - last one for this evening (Seoul time). David-1 - You are wrong to suggest that anyone but the UK can trigger Article 50....
  • User AvatarSILVIO 26th Jun - 2:05pm
    An election in October would destroy the Lib Dems.