Despite months/ years of promising to enshrine in law a referendum on membership of the EU there will be no such law in place for the next Parliament.
With the previous attempt scuppered in the House of Lords, the final attempt has been scuppered even before that.
To be honest, the blame game is of no interest. The long and short of it is that our elected representatives continue to fail to listen to the demands of the British people in allowing us a referendum – they just don’t get it, do they?
Of course this wasn’t the only bit of recent bad news about the EU as Nigel points out in this article;
- Britain still owes the EU a whopping £1.7bn, and Mr Cameron’s support in Europe over the matter is faltering, with Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt now refusing to back him.
- The Tory Party is still at disarray internally over the European Arrest Warrant.
- The Tory Minister Nick Boles has admitted that nothing at all can be done about mass migration from the EU as long as we are part of the political union.
- The Liberal Democrats have put the boot into their coalition partners and killed the EU Referendum Bill.