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People's Pledge is a new, all-party campaign to secure an
The Democracy Movement is enthusiastically backing this exciting new initiative to finally force the political class to give the British people a say on whether we wish to be ruled by those we elect to Westminster - or by the unaccountable institutions of the European Union.
The prominent economist Ruth Lea is also a supporter, as are writers Fay Weldon CBE, Virginia Ironside and John King.
campaign has the support not only of those who are opposed to, or sceptical
about, the EU. It's also backed by those who are committed to Britain's
continued EU membership but who nevertheless acknowledge that the people
Ultimately, the aim is to demonstrate to anti-referendum MPs, particularly those in the most marginal seats, that their jobs are on the line if they don't decide to support an in-out EU vote and to generate competition between candidates for the pro-referendum 'block vote'.
campaign's sophisticated website will also record and display each MP's
voting record on all EU-related issues, available for any voter to look
up using only their postcode, and will finally enable voters to hold
their MP to account for their actions on the EU.
the passing of the EU Constitution/Lisbon treaty, and with a new forthcoming
EU treaty designed to establish what Angela Merkel calls 'European economic
governance', it is now clear that we as a people have to make a choice:
Are we to be governed centrally from Brussels in a growing range of
key policy areas or, instead, do we wish an alternative democratic future
for our country?
That's why, while working closely with the People's Pledge to secure an EU referendum, the Democracy Movement and other anti-EU groups will also continue independently to make the case for Britain to forge a new, genuinely co-operative relationship with our European neighbours that, unlike the EU, respects democracy.
When the People's Pledge is successful in securing that referendum, we who want change must also ensure that we are in a position to WIN it!
So look out for more information soon about how the DM will be taking forward the case for a referendum by supporting the People's Pledge - and also promoting a new vision for Britain outside and beyond the confines of EU membership.
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