Posts Tagged “European referendum”

Miliband on in/out Europe referendum: I agree with Nick

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2014

Ed Miliband has decided, once and for all, what Labour’s position is be on an in/out EU referendum – the same as the Lib Dem policy. Writing in today’s Financial Times, the Labour leader has said his party’s manifesto will commit to a referendum on whether the UK should be in or out of the […]

That EU vote: 6 thoughts on what it means for the Tories, Lib Dems and Labour

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2013

116 Tory MPs last night backed an amendment to the Queen’s Speech and called for an EU referendum bill. Here’s six thoughts from me on what it all means… This wasn’t about Europe (much): this was about Cameron’s leadership The Tory outers/Eurosceptics had already won: David Cameron capitulated in January, conceding an in/out referendum he’d [...]

58% of Lib Dem members against pledging in/out EU referendum in 2015 manifesto

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2013

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 650 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. David Cameron has said the next Conservative election manifesto will include a pledge to hold an [...]

The flagrant consistency of the Lib Dems’ position on an in/out EU referendum

by Stephen Tall on January 20, 2013

As a follow-up to my post The surprising truth about that Lib Dem in/out EU referendum leaflet — and as a handy guide for journalists in the future — I thought I’d piece together the timeline of the recent history of the Lib Dems’ position on holding a referendum to give the British people a [...]

The surprising truth about that Lib Dem in/out EU referendum leaflet*

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

On Monday morning, Nick Clegg was given a hard time on BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme by interviewer Justin Webb, who accused him of changing his position on an EU referendum on the basis of this pictured leaflet (click to enlarge**). Nick brushed it to one side, correctly pointing out that the party has stuck [...]



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