From Ludo Thierry:
Wonder if beeb Scotland or STV will find space to comment on this rather splendiferous piece of chasing up of a story by a dedicated citizen journalist? (name unknown or I’d give them a name-check) .
This selfless hero of public research has tracked down the somewhat fascinating Early Day Motion 1083 from 29/02/2008 (2007 – 08 session). Link and text of EDM below: (PLEASE NOTE – signed by (amongst many others): WILLIE RENNIE MP (as was), Jo Swinson MP, Alistair Carmichael MP, Sir Menzies Campbell MP (as was), Malcolm Bruce MP (as was), Danny Alexander MP (as was): The stench of Westminster political hypocrisy is truly overwhelming is it not?):
That this House notes that there has been no referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union since 1975; further notes that there is widespread public demand for such a referendum; believes that such a referendum will improve the country’s standing in Europe by clarifying whether the British people have a long term commitment to the European Union and will force off the fence those political parties that seek to obscure from the public their true policy towards Europe; notes that it has not had an opportunity as part of the deliberation on the European Union (Amendment) Bill to debate and vote on proposals for a referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union; and calls on the Government to make time for such a debate as a matter of urgency.