Politicians' empty pledges over EU
I CANNOT but agree with both Mr Hatherley and Mr Connell regarding their comments on a future referendum on the EU.
Mr Cameron has said he will look at a referendum after the next election should the Tories be successfully elected. Will that be the same as his past "cast-iron guarantee" that he gave, I wonder?
Then we also have Mr Miliband saying he will do nothing to halt or lessen the inflow of immigration, unsustainable though it is, while Mr Clegg would practically sell his soul for us to be under total EU legislation.
Despite what any politician may say they will not "claw back" any powers from the EU.
Every single successive treaty since the Rome Treaty back in 1973 has had embedded within it a clause known as "Aquis Communtaire", which means that once the EU has taken control over a particular item or items it cannot be reclaimed by any sovereign state.
Simply put, it is a one-way ratchet and the EU has an institutional self-interest in Aquis Communtaire.
Its own rules state that "any national agenda must never conflict with the body of existing EU law", meaning that EU law is paramount over sovereign law.
So Mr Cameron, Mr Miliband and Mr Clegg, please stop sending out volumes of bull dust about things which you know full well will never happen.
Every single Prime Minister from Ted Heath, Maggie Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Mr Cameron/Clegg have fed us with falsehoods, innuendo and fear tactics to ensure we comply, but with no right of reply from the people.
Stop doing this and give us our referendum, now.
We require a single question referendum, In or Out, simple as that. Nothing less for the future of our nation will suffice.
As Winston Churchill so aptly put it to Parliament many years ago: "If Britain must choose between Europe or the open sea it must always be the open sea".