Saturday, June 30, 2012
Dash for populism or a preparation for the inevitable?
"David Cameron has opened the door to a historic referendum on Britainâ€™s future relationship with the European Union â€” declaring that voters need a â€œreal choiceâ€". BBC & SKY are carrying this already (and the article isn't even printed, yet). The developments come in the wake of last weekâ€™s Brussels summit in which leaders of the eurozone countries took the first steps toward a "rescue plan" for the single currency. At the same time, approximately 100 Conservative MPs wrote a letter to the PM calling on him to legislate for a referendum on Britainâ€™s relationship with the EU to be held in future years. Many of Mr Cameronâ€™s most senior aides have been urging him to take such a step for several months (results will surely impact economics in the UK, going forward).