LOCAL Euro-MP Paul Nuttall has reacted angrily to news Prime Minister David Cameron has no intention of giving the British people a referendum on continued membership of the EU.
Following a request by a Conservative Party activist for a referendum on the subject, the PM’s Private Secretary has written back ruling it out, according to an article in the Sunday Express.
That has infuriated North West UK Independence Party MEP Mr Nuttall.
“Mr Cameron’s response has been that a ‘very clear result’ was delivered on the issue 36 years ago and the British people did not want another in or out vote on the EU as it would be ‘artificial and simplistic’,” said Mr Nuttall.
“This is an outrageous snub to the will of the electorate. We have finally seen the true colours of the Prime Minister when it comes to the European Union.
“He professes to be a euro-sceptic, well I hope those Conservatives who have been fooled so far will finally see the light. It is patently clear Mr Cameron has no intention of letting us have our say on future EU membership.
“The argument that the 1975 referendum delivered a clear mandate for membership is extremely poor. Firstly, that was when the British people were asked about the Common Market. Over the past 36 years it has morphed into the EU with its tentacles now reaching far and wide.
“Secondly, anyone under the age of 53 was unable to vote in 1975 and consequently has never had a say. By refusing a referendum it shows utter contempt for a huge chunk of the population,” said Mr Nuttall.