Ireland Lisbon Treaty Referendum (From the archive)

On the subject of the Irish recently voting against the EU Constitution, the so-called Lisbon Treaty, I just think it’s wrong that we have not had our chance in the UK to have our say on this treaty.

As Frederick Forsyth, the author and my best known constituent, was saying to me on Sunday, it is a denial of democracy that the Labour Government went into the last General Election promising a referendum on the EU Constitution but now they have backed out. We Conservatives will continue to press for a referendum in Parliament and I still hope that the House of Lords will come to the rescue of the people on this fundamental issue.

Of course, it shouldn’t be like that, it should be the House of Commons that is standing up for the people’s rights.

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