Labour MP for Leicester East and former Europe Minister, Keith Vaz is calling for a referendum on the new EU treaty. In a letter to the Sun, Mr Vaz writes:
"I believe the time has come for the government to hold a referendum and decide once and for all Britain's place is at the heart of Europe."
"The British people should have a chance to vote in a referendum on the treaty which will enable us to continue our engagement with Europe."
"And I am absolutely convinced that we will win any test of public opinion as to whether or not the British people want us in Europe, at the heart of Europe, which is what's happened over the last 10 years, or whether they want us to turn our back on Europe."
Dream on Keith! Not a chance. And that is why Gordon Brown will do everything he can to avoid a referendum.
Keith confirmed his weak grip on reality by adding: "He's (Gordon Brown) been a terrific prime minister since he took over, he will make that judgement, but I think that we shouldn't leave it to the eurosceptics to constantly make the arguments."
Blind loyalty - isn't it great.
Ian Davidson, a Labour MP spearheading a campaign for a referendum, believes he could gain the support of up to 120 Labour MPs to add to calls from the Tories, UKIP and the GMB and RMT unions. You can also add to this a growing number of LibDems.