LDVideo: Tim Farron – It would be “completely mad to have a referendum now” on EU

Lib Dem party president Tim Farron — who resigned from the Lib Dem front-bench in 2008 to vote in favour of a referendum on the Libson Treaty — explained today why he thinks it would be “completely mad” to hold a referendum while the UK is tryng to get out of the biggest recession in living memory. You can watch the 2-minute video here:

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in YouTube.
Advert

5 Comments

  • The only reason its mad not to have a referendum is simple the politicians know there gravy train will end that’s why labour wont have one too. You lot changed the terms in which we granted entry in the 70s so much its led to the mess Europe is in So I say let the people decide IN or OUT

  • Those who say we don’t know which way the EU is going lol you must be blind its clear as day the Political class’s want a Federal Europe in United States of Europe no matter how they dress it up. We are going to be sold down the line just as we have since joining a trading union supposedly

  • Richard Dean 23rd Jan '13 - 10:07am

    Tim is absolutely correct, our approach should be collegiate rather than prima donna. Every EU country wants to re-negotiate some things, and every EU country has the freedom to leave, but that is not a reason to threaten to do so.

    On the referendum, I like that we are quite properly agreeing with Cameron – have one when something big is to change. No reason there for business to worry, every EU country might do it.

    Perhaps more important though, what is the electorate saying? Quite a few might actually be attracted to the Euro if we were to lead in that direction.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDavid Warren 18th Nov - 3:11pm
    Thanks Lorenzo Unfortunately the sad fact is that my current condition is permanent. I have tried everything and there doesn't appear to be any cure.
  • User AvatarAndy Daer 18th Nov - 2:27pm
    Frankie, 70% of MPs are on our side, the intelligentsia of the country are on our side (sorry, Leavers - but it's true), the EU...
  • User AvatarMike Read 18th Nov - 1:55pm
    From a Devon & Somerset perspective, the West Country Lib Dem slump v the Tories pre-dates the Coalition. In the 2009 Devon county council elections,...
  • User Avatarfrankie 18th Nov - 1:40pm
    Apologies second part of the comment should have been to Andy not Peter. I fear my brain is going all Brexiteer on me.
  • User Avatarfrankie 18th Nov - 1:37pm
    Alex Labour seem to be following Napoleons advice "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." They are trying to oppose just enough...
  • User AvatarAndy Daer 18th Nov - 12:47pm
    Peter, we Lib Dems are perfectly capable of grasping the fact that people want to recover "control" over a fast-changing world. And we also understand...