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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 …

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    Reversing Brexit *means* keeping free movement to and from Europe -- and if it involves re-entering the EU, rather than just not leaving it, it...
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    @Andrew - Didn't we get to our present position as a result of having been the Tories' human shield for five years, rather than any...
  • User AvatarPaul Tyler 1st Jul - 3:41pm
    Hansard must have updated the link, apologies: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-06-30/debates/16063032000571/ConstituencyBoundaryRevisions For full explanation of process to arrange an earlier General Election see: https://nortonview.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/an-early-general-election/
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    This is fine, but if we walk around saying "we may well get a deal that pleases no one" then that is probably what we...
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