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Cameron may want to call a
referendum, but he might not
like what the public has to say

The Independent [UK], by Andrew Grice

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Posted By:Emerson, 11/23/2012 9:54:49 PM

In the next two months, David Cameron will make a long-awaited speech on Europe. He will dangle the prospect of a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union, but not until after the 2015 general election. He will argue, rightly, that the EU will be a different animal after the eurozone turmoil, so it makes sense to see its final shape first. The Prime Minister, it seems, wants the British public to vote on whether to accept the new terms of EU membership he negotiates. He hopes an imminent UK referendum will strengthen Britain’s hand in talks on

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Metrosexual FOBHO Cameron is a fool.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/23/2012 10:15:46 PM     (No. 9031212)

You try to draft a referendum which avoids the real question. So it satisfies no one.

Then the referendum fails and nothing changes. Which is what you wanted to begin with.

e.g. Should the PM create a committee to study whether the UK should begin the process of ........ blah, blah, blah.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 11/24/2012 6:07:14 AM     (No. 9031400)

I thought that in most of the european union countries, the authorities had managed to enter their countries INTO the union by depriving their citizens of a vote on that entrance? Cameron is no lover of liberty, he won´t give the people a chance to vote.

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