Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Luton Referendum Confirms That the British People are Sick of the EU

The ITV programme ‘Tonight’ aired 20.10.08 entitled ‘EU Decide’, which showed the campaign and voting results from a mock referendum on EU membership held in Luton has been highly praised by the UKIP MEP for the Eastern Counties Jeffrey Titford. The voters solidly rejected the Lisbon Treaty and strongly backed British withdrawal from the EU.

When the people of Luton were asked how they would vote on ratification of the Lisbon Treaty 27 per cent voted yes, 63 per cent voted no and 10 per cent were undecided. When asked about membership of the EU, only 35 per cent voted to stay in, with an impressive 54 per cent voting to come out. 11 per cent were undecided.

Mr Titford said: “The programme makers are to be congratulated for having the courage to make and air such a programme. The results speak for themselves. It is a great shame that it has to be left to ITV to give the British people a say in how their country is to be governed in the decades ahead.

However, it is abundantly clear that the voters are sick and tired of the EU and that there is massive support for UKIP’s position that Britain would be better off out of it altogether. It is high time the other Parliamentary parties put an end to their long love affair with the European Union, which is completely at odds with the views of ordinary people.”