Thursday 4 June 2009

Why Cameron won't answer the referendum question

Lots of people are wondering why David Camoron keeps avoiding answering the question of whether he will hold a retrospective referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

The reason is simple - he doesn't want to admit that he can't.

To repeal the Lisbon Treaty, or even to just repatriate powers from the EU like the Tories say they will in their manifesto, requires the unanimous agreement of all EU member states. The only way to repeal the Lisbon Treaty after it has been ratified by all member states and comes into force is to repeal the European Communities Act and leave the European Empire.

This is why David Camoron refuses to answer the question of whether he will hold a retrospective referendum. He knows that if he holds a retrospective referendum he can't honour the inevitable no vote unless he takes the UK out of the EU and he has already said that the UK will never leave the EU under a Tory government.

As I said the other day, David Camoron is a fundamentally dishonest person. Don't waste your vote on the Tories and their false promises, vote UKIP.


James Higham said...

The UKIP doesn't say much about the Libertarians.

Steve Halden said...

David Cameron has to keep both wings of the Conservative party happy by choosing his "weasel words" very carefully.

If the Lisbon Treaty is ratified by all 27 countries the Conservative official line is, "We will not leave it there."

This is so vague, that it can keep everyone in the Conservative Party happy, all at the same time.

There is no-one that can take offfence with that statement.

It can mean whatever you want it to mean.

My hope is that the voters are not fooled by these "weasel words," and they see David Cameron and the Conservative Party for what they are.

They are both very pro-Europe, but have a thin veneer of euro-scepticism which they hope will keep Conservative voters happy.