Tuesday, 13 January 2009

EDM375: Public Opinion on the European Union

UKIP's MP, Dr Bob Spink, proposed the following Early Day Motion yesterday in response to the Campaign for an Independent Britain's polling information confirming that most of us are unhappy with our relationship with the EU and want a referendum on our continued membership:
That this House notes that a new poll by ComRes, a member of the British Polling Council, commissioned by the Campaign for an Independent Britain, reveals that British people believe the European Union is out-of-touch, unfair, corrupt and extremely costly for UK taxpayers and that UK politicians are hopelessly out-of-touch; further notes that 83 per cent. of those polled say British law should be paramount, 75 per cent. think UK politicians don't do enough to stand up for British interests in Europe and 71 per cent. want a national referendum to decide whether the UK remains in the EU; is concerned that the EU spent 2.4 billion euros of taxpayers' money in 2008 to promote itself and its overriding aim of ever closer union; and therefore believes that the Government should declare that it will not take Britain into the euro zone and accepts the need for a referendum on the fundamental issue of Britain's sovereignty.
Write to your MP and ask them to sign EDM375.