In favour of EU Membership

What are the other parties positions on EU membership ?

Conservatives

Referendum in late 2017 after (futile and talked-up) renegotiation.

But can Cameron be trusted?  In 2009, he promised EU referendum before 2015 if elected in 2010. By 2014 promise discarded and replaced with a new promise to hold it in 2017 if elected again. However, Cameron is on record (El Pais interview, 2013) that he would not honour a LEAVE EU vote.

However, in panic, the Tories are now trying to copy UKIP’s policies on border control.

 

Labour

No EU Referendum unless a there is a Treaty change!

But as The Lisbon Treaty is self-amending, it can be changed without a new treaty and Labour knows this. 

In 2009 Gordon Brown signed Lisbon Treaty, a.k.a. EU constitution and refused a referendum, although he knew the Lisbon Treaty gave EU sovereignty over our UK parliament.

 

Liberal Democrats 

Refuse EU Referendum  and want to stay in EU come what may.

(Presumably even if the EU ordered us to drive on the right-hand side of the road !).

Recently (October 2014) killed a private members billed to enforce an EU Referendum on Parliament.

 

Green Party (1 MP )

The Green Party has an amazing policy on whether or not we should have a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. In short it is the  ‘Three Yeses’:

Yes to a referendum, Yes to major EU reform, and Yes to staying in a reformed Europe.

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