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MPs calling for a Renegotion of EU Treaty.
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Posted October 14, 2012 at 2:47PM
A number of MPs are calling for a renegotiation of the UKs terms of membership of the EU.
Have you any views as to what the terms should be?
I for one never voted, when asked in Edward Heaths Referendum, to join a political union as it has now become. I like many others voted to join a free trading area.
My feelings are we should repeal all the legislation that has been imposed on us by Europe that is not in our national interest and return to the previous legislation passed by Westminster.
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Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:00PM
"Let's just wait until Cameron gives us the promised in/out referendum."
Imagination working overtime again I see. Please give me a link to a report that David Cameron made that promise.
What he actually said last week was that "a review of the balance of powers between the UK and the EU would be likely to lead to a referendum on Britain's relationship with the EU after the next election."
Not a single promise in sight there - just a vague waffle about a review being likely lead to a referendum on our relationship. There may well be a renegotiation based around better safeguards for our sovereignty, and if that fails we might see a future referendum on the subject of withdrawal. There are plenty of people in Europe who be very glad to see the back of us if we withdrew - we're viewed by many as a pain in the Union's neck.
You would feel confident about our ability to survive and prosper as an independent trading nation outside the EU would you? I'm hoping you can come up with something better by way of a response than the old 'we couldn't do worse' knee-jerk answer.
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Posted October 14, 2012 at 4:11PM
There was no vote at the time Heath took us into the Common Market. There was a subsequent referendum in 1975, in which there was a 2:1 majority for remaining in the EEC. In my view, it is in the interest og the UK to remain in the EU. We should engage more positively and help formulate legislation and policy which is in the interest of all members.
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