This week Libertas launched in the UK giving us the opportunity to step out of the shadows of preparation and get on with the real business of convincing the UK electorate that if they want to have any chance of effecting real and positive change in Europe, then Libertas, the first truly pan-European political party, is the vehicle to achieve this.What do you think?
Our aim is clear: we want root and branch reform of the European Union; reform that is driven from the grassroots rather than unelected elites; reform that respects the sovereignty of member states and most preciously the sovereignty of the individual at the ballot box.
To achieve this, we need to send a very clear message to Gordon Brown that despite his best efforts to smuggle it in by the back door, the United Kingdom is not signed up to the Lisbon Treaty. Allied to this will be a commitment to restoring democracy, accountability and transparency to the EU. Libertas will unveil how it intends to achieve this during the campaign.
We of course need your unstinting and imaginative support. We have some truly excellent people stepping forward as candidates, but need even more: real people with real experience who truly represent the UK demographic. We also need everyone to drive the fundraising effort forward and galvanise the armies of foot soldiers who we will need to help us on the ground now and in the final run up.
Finally, I am frequently told that time is short, which it is. However, as I have often said in reply, the need to say No to Lisbon is urgent, the aim of reform is clear and the message is strong. Moreover, as I watch the daily growth in momentum, both in the UK and right across Europe, all I see is opportunity to score real success at the June elections. A revamped website up and running shortly is a major step forward to helping us achieve this.
Friday, 13 March 2009
The UK's 1st newsletter from Libertas.
Today I received the first UK newsletter to come out of Libertas. Here's what their Party Leader – Robin Matthews has to say: