ReferendumList.org goes online today. The brainchild of two British political bloggers, ReferendumList.org will canvas MPs on whether they support a British referendum on the so-called EU Reform Treaty and display the replies online.
Chris Mounsey said, "We all know that the main parties are utterly split on the subject. Though Gordon Brown says 'No', there are Labour members who say 'Yes'; though David Cameron says 'Yes', there are Conservatives who say 'No'. Although everybody knows that most of the Lib/Dems want greater integration, Ming Campbell used to support a referendum."
"With all the rumours suggesting an early election it is imperative that the British people know where their own candidates stand on this vital issue", said Gawain Towler, "The ReferendumList.org website will allow individuals to know exactly where their politicians stand. What is more we will also be asking all selected candidates for their opinion."
In December Gordon Brown will be signing what the Brussels calls the "Reform Treaty". This is accepted by its supporters across the continent as being, in all but name, the European Constitution so definitively rejected by both the French and Dutch in referenda in 2004.
The Referendum List will provide a service to all citizens, allowing them to know more fully what their elected representatives, and those who aspire to election, believe on what is perhaps the most important question facing the country today.
This is aiming to be non-partisan in terms of whether we might want a referendum and in terms of political party.
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