Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Referendum List

Your humble Devil is involved in a new little project with the good gentleman over at England Expects: The Referendum List. The Press Release that we have put out runs as follows: goes online today. The brainchild of two British political bloggers, 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 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.

Please do give it a mention on your blogs: you might even display one of our attractive wee buttons.


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ScotsToryB said...


a problem. Being so up there with it etc. I no longer bookmark peeps with no RSS or Atom. This is missing. I understand this is within your expertise, sooo go do the decent thing and ask me to come back again.


p.s. I like the concept and you are involved so make it easy....


Roger Thornhill said...

Done, good work, and thanks.

I could not avoid a stab at the "Maginot Lines", though.

LFB_UK *The Legend* said...

Sorted... Keep up the good work

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...