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Lib Dems campaign for a 'real referendum' on Europe

February 26, 2008 4:07 PM

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has demanded that the British people are asked the real question on Europe: should we stay in the EU?

Signalling his Party's intention to table an amendment in Parliament seeking a referendum on Britain's continued membership of the European Union, Clegg said:

"The debate over Britain's future in Europe has been poisoned for too long by a Labour Party that refuses to make the case for it, and an opportunistic Tory Party that actively seeks to undermine it.'

"We need to draw the poison from that debate - to settle the matter one way or another.'

"So today I am inviting the Labour and Conservative parties to join with me in calling for the referendum that will settle Britain's European future, once and for all: an in-out referendum."