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The Labour party is preparing to change its policy on the European Union by pledging to hold a referendum on the country's membership of the bloc at some point if elected in 2015, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Citing an unnamed source close to the Labour party, it said Labour leader Ed Miliband would seek to reform Britain's EU ties and back holding a membership referendum, but not by 2017 as Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged.

The report said Miliband was open to changing the bloc's founding treaties and would use any treaty change as an opportunity for a referendum. An announcement was expected in the next two weeks, the article said.

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Has turnout in a European election ever been anywhere near 50%, let alone above that level?

What mandate has the EU when over half the electorate dont even want to participate in choosing its leadership and direction.

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Kippered.

Last chance to save the pound! :D

Dave sent me a personal invitation to register a postal vote for the Conservatory party today. If you're reading this Mr Shapps/Green/Stockheath it's in the shredder.

Edited by R K

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A pledge they will never honour.

They promise this before every election, then once in power, it's "now is not the right time".

Ukip only for me now.

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****** the 3 main parties. There's nothing to choose between them anymore. Liars, one and all.

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Lest WE forget.

http://haywoodscampaigner.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/list-of-38-broken-tory-promises-in-2011.html

"Broken promise #04 Keeping VAT at 17.5%"

"Broken promise #09 Scrapping tuition fees"

"Broken promise #10 No bonuses for bank directors Cameron promised no bonuses over £2000 for Bankers Look how he lied and broke that promise. Check what he said on"

"Broken promise #14 Keeping Child Benefit universal"

"Broken promise #21 Cutting rail fares each year"

"Broken Promise # 36 DAVID Cameron was yesterday accused of breaking another election promise by doing nothing to tackle soaring energy prices."

"Broken Promise # 38 Immigration. David Cameron's "no ifs no buts" promise to reduce immigration to tens of thousands lays in tatters."

Vote tory....Never again.

Vote labour....Never again.

Vote Lib-dem....Never have...never will.

That only leaves....independents ( my preference ) and UKIP.

The trouble for independents is that Labour whacked up the cost of standing for election.....well done them, stop all those pointless candidates for standing...thought somehow Cameron and Osborne slipped through. laugh.gif

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Has turnout in a European election ever been anywhere near 50%, let alone above that level?

What mandate has the EU when over half the electorate dont even want to participate in choosing its leadership and direction.

Never mind the EU elections, the Uk elections only achieved 65.1% and no party achieved a majority. Of those who voted Conservatives got 37% and Liberal democrats 24%.

So we are being ruled by those who achieved 71% of 65.1% giving 46.2% overall voted for the current government. This ignores factors of voter overlap where people voted either LD/Con but the opposite number from Con/LD won or where both parties lost out overall.

Now throw UKIP and Scottish independence into the mix and the next election could get very interesting and very nasty.

I have been looking but there doesn't seem to be much information as to what happens if the Scottish independence referendum goes in favor of independence, do the UK parliament MP's who represent Scottish constituencies not get too stand. What is the justification if they do get too stand ?

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LOL you've got to laugh, Nigel predicted this only the other week. UKIP driving policy again :D

He should do something like the A-Z people do and add a fictitious policy to catch them out - all politicians to keep mackerel in their underpants or something.

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If there were an extra two boxs on the election form in 2015 marked in and out I might think about voting for one of the three main parties.

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LOL x the price of a prime london property. They signed the lisbon treaty like it was a damn receipt.

Actually, didn't Gordon slip in a day late and sign it when he thought no one was looking? ;)

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Coincidentally, I had a letter from the Conservative Party today for the first time ever (I am not a member or knowingly on any of their mail lists) urging me to sign up for a postal vote in time for the EU Referendum. Presumably, some helpful Conservative canvasser will be on my door nearer the date offering to help me fill it in and post it off for me.

These b@stards are as bent as the last lot!! :angry:

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Actually, didn't Gordon slip in a day late and sign it when he thought no one was looking? ;)

Indeed he did. Says all you need to know about the coward and his - and his party's contempt - for the country. (Hoping people wouldn't notice!)

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