On Monday the 24th of October 2011, in the House of Commons, the 650 men and women elected by the British people to represent the British people will debate and vote on whether the British people are to have a referendum on Britain’s continuing membership of the European Union.
The current Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr David William Donald Cameron (Conservative Party), has made it clear that he is not in favour of this referendum being held, and has indeed ordered all Conservative Party MPs, by way of a three-way whip, to vote against it. The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Nicholas William Peter Clegg (Liberal Democrats), has also made it abundantly clear that he does not favour a referendum, and that he fully supports the view of the Leader of the Coalition Government of which he is part. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr David Wright Miliband (Labour Party) has also ordered every Labour Party to vote against such a referendum.
The author of this post is of the view that every currently serving Member of Parliament must have a free and independent vote; one which fully takes into account the wishes of those that they are there to serve, namely their constituents.
The British people must be referred to on Britain’s future membership of the European Union
The Referist awaits the outcome of tomorrow’s events with great interest.
I shall finish this post with a quote from the author of the British political blog Autonomous Mind
On Monday set aside the hot air and judge the MPs by their actions – or what will prove to be a lack of them.