Sunday, 2 March 2008

88% say: "I want a referendum" - Lisbon Treaty.

The title of this post says it all. The results are in from the ten mock local referendums on the Lisbon Treaty. 152,520 people voted, with 133,251 demanding a referendum. The voters were also asked how the would vote: 89% said they would vote against the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The I Want a Referendum (IWAR) campaign claim that the turnout is higher than that in local council elections. I could talk about this until I'm blue in the face, but the facts are simple: Mock referendums were held in ten marginal constituencies, the people voted by a vast majority for a referendum and an even greater majority said they would vote against the treaty.

These mock referendums were totally legitimate and were carried out by Electoral Reform Services, a firm of independent election scrutineers recognised by the government and the UN. What is clear is that the MPs sitting in these constituencies have just been told that they will lose their seats at the next election. The people know they have been cheated and will not stand for it any longer. So Jacqui Smith, Ruth Kelly, Jim Murphy and Chris Huhne have only a short time left to get their noses deeper into the trough.

The Conservative amendment to the EU Treaty Bill, calling for a referendum will take place this Wednesday. I'm not a UKIPER but I totally agree with Nigel Farage:

"If Parliament continues to ignore the wishes of the people, as shown by these votes in just 10 constituencies, it becomes clear that to remain legitimate the Government must grant us a poll in all 646 constituencies."
Let's see how our "so called" representatives vote. Will they obey the whip, or will they hang on to their seats.

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