Give the people of Britain a vote on EU, says rebel Nikki

Give the people of Britain a vote on EU, says rebel Nikki

Give the people of Britain a vote on EU, says rebel Nikki

First published in News Evesham Journal: Tom Edwards by , Political Reporter

POLITICAL renegade Nikki Sinclaire has launched a new party in an attempt to force the Government to hold a referendum on Europe.

The rebel has launched a ‘We Demand A Referendum’ movement with the sole aim of forcing a straight in or out decision on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It comes on the heels of a YouGov opinion poll which revealed that more than half of Britons wanted a referendum. “Call me a defector, call me a revolutionary, call me what you will – I’m simply following the will of the people who are demanding a referendum on Europe,” she said.

“This isn’t simply a new political party, this is a movement, and it is one that David Cameron and the whole of Westminster must listen to, because we are speaking for the people.”

The West Midlands MEP has delivered two petitions with 220,000 signatures to Number 10, Downing Street – the most recent being last week with the names of 100,000 people backing the call for some decision-making over the UK being in the EU.

Ms Sinclaire has defected from the UK Independence Party to stand independently, and says her new party will field candidates in all 73 UK seats for the 2014 European elections.

The movement is being seen as an uprising in the same mould as Sir James Goldsmith’s Referendum Party which delivered a serious broadside to the Tories in the 1997 general election. She said: “Promise after promise has been broken by all parties and it is time for the people to empower themselves and demand a referendum.”

This week, a group of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs called the Fresh Start Group said they are preparing a list of demands for Mr Cameron over the EU. But the Prime Minster has consistently argued that the country is better off being inside the union than outside it.

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1:37am Sat 22 Sep 12

John Herbert Smith says...

What is she playing at? All she will do is split the anti EU vote, damaging prospects for a referendum.

We need UKIP to WIN in 2014 to send a message to Westminster that the majority of people want out (or at the least a transfer of powers away from the unelected Eurocrats in Brussels).
What is she playing at? All she will do is split the anti EU vote, damaging prospects for a referendum. We need UKIP to WIN in 2014 to send a message to Westminster that the majority of people want out (or at the least a transfer of powers away from the unelected Eurocrats in Brussels). John Herbert Smith
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8:05am Sat 22 Sep 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Nikki Sinclaire, May have a point However; forming a new breakaway party will do nothing more that divide the already anti-European vote.

Coming out of the European Market could be a very costly affair for all of the UK. What is really required to set things moving in the right direction, is a complete ban on foreign workers being allowed to come to the UK and take jobs that should be taken by the indigenous population. While there are persons drawing unemployment benefits, no other none indigenous residents should be tolerated. The only exceptions should be employment were some specially acquired skills such as doctor’s nurses are required.

We have too many persons being encouraged to progress through our education system with no prospects of any employment at the end 0f their studies. Unemployment benefit is not a bottomless supply of funds for to keep person unemployed because they feel the work available is not to their education qualification level. Our country, has been ruined by allowing companies from overseas and within the so called common market take over our service industries so they can pay shareholders huge pay-out’s.

Our Water, Electricity, Gas, communications (Post & Telephones), and Transport Systems should be re-nationalised without any compensation being paid. These services then would only need to break even, or make a small profit for reinvestment.
Finally, please do not make the mistake of calling me a leftie you would be miles off the target.
Nikki Sinclaire, May have a point However; forming a new breakaway party will do nothing more that divide the already anti-European vote. Coming out of the European Market could be a very costly affair for all of the UK. What is really required to set things moving in the right direction, is a complete ban on foreign workers being allowed to come to the UK and take jobs that should be taken by the indigenous population. While there are persons drawing unemployment benefits, no other none indigenous residents should be tolerated. The only exceptions should be employment were some specially acquired skills such as doctor’s nurses are required. We have too many persons being encouraged to progress through our education system with no prospects of any employment at the end 0f their studies. Unemployment benefit is not a bottomless supply of funds for to keep person unemployed because they feel the work available is not to their education qualification level. Our country, has been ruined by allowing companies from overseas and within the so called common market take over our service industries so they can pay shareholders huge pay-out’s. Our Water, Electricity, Gas, communications (Post & Telephones), and Transport Systems should be re-nationalised without any compensation being paid. These services then would only need to break even, or make a small profit for reinvestment. Finally, please do not make the mistake of calling me a leftie you would be miles off the target. Allan Whitehead
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9:25am Sat 22 Sep 12

denon says...

Nikki Sinclair was elected as a UKIP candidate by the people of the West Midlands thats us....UKIP then threw her out of their party, she didn't fit Farrage's image.

Our other UKIP MEP Natrass has distanced himself from UKIP too.

I think she has every right to go her own way.
Nikki Sinclair was elected as a UKIP candidate by the people of the West Midlands thats us....UKIP then threw her out of their party, she didn't fit Farrage's image. Our other UKIP MEP Natrass has distanced himself from UKIP too. I think she has every right to go her own way. denon
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10:13am Sat 22 Sep 12

Maggie Would says...

Hmm. It's jolly expensive to fight an election. Wonder where she's going to get all those deposits from?
Hmm. It's jolly expensive to fight an election. Wonder where she's going to get all those deposits from? Maggie Would
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11:01am Sat 22 Sep 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Everyone who supported the European Community at its inauguration had either business reasons or because of our UK Taxes on alcohol, Tobacco, and motor vehicles. Moreover, the fact that we were never taught politics during our education. I recall asking a teacher Mr Attlee had been elected to the office of Prime Minister I got the answer “You should not be bothering about who the prime minister was at your age” At that he change the subject. Even today, there is no political agenda for students, unless they are in university.

Until we return a government who does what the majority of the electorate have cast their votes for, then we will always be the stamped on by those in power. At one time, we had a real Conservative Party, Liberal Party, and Labour Party. Now we have career politicians who care nothing about their electors. They took us into Europe, and like true English, we play wholly by the rules, while other members of the European Community do just what they want, and at our expense.
Everyone who supported the European Community at its inauguration had either business reasons or because of our UK Taxes on alcohol, Tobacco, and motor vehicles. Moreover, the fact that we were never taught politics during our education. I recall asking a teacher Mr Attlee had been elected to the office of Prime Minister I got the answer “You should not be bothering about who the prime minister was at your age” At that he change the subject. Even today, there is no political agenda for students, unless they are in university. Until we return a government who does what the majority of the electorate have cast their votes for, then we will always be the stamped on by those in power. At one time, we had a real Conservative Party, Liberal Party, and Labour Party. Now we have career politicians who care nothing about their electors. They took us into Europe, and like true English, we play wholly by the rules, while other members of the European Community do just what they want, and at our expense. Allan Whitehead
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10:02pm Sat 22 Sep 12

pronstar says...

Ditch the party political system and vote only for independent candidates or for the Green Party if no independent is standing. Otherwise spoil your ballot paper in any way you feel appropriate.
Ditch the party political system and vote only for independent candidates or for the Green Party if no independent is standing. Otherwise spoil your ballot paper in any way you feel appropriate. pronstar
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10:03pm Sat 22 Sep 12

pronstar says...

Forgot to add, I wouldn't vote for a ginger such as POLITICAL renegade Nikki Sinclaire
Forgot to add, I wouldn't vote for a ginger such as POLITICAL renegade Nikki Sinclaire pronstar
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10:49am Sun 23 Sep 12

Allan Whitehead says...

pronstar wrote:
Ditch the party political system and vote only for independent candidates or for the Green Party if no independent is standing. Otherwise spoil your ballot paper in any way you feel appropriate.
Bring in Compulsory voting

with a square For

"NONE OF THESE" X
[quote][p][bold]pronstar[/bold] wrote: Ditch the party political system and vote only for independent candidates or for the Green Party if no independent is standing. Otherwise spoil your ballot paper in any way you feel appropriate.[/p][/quote]Bring in Compulsory voting with a square For "NONE OF THESE" X Allan Whitehead
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2:57pm Mon 24 Sep 12

denon says...

What about politics "A" levels
What about politics "A" levels denon
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10:31pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Gobby Robby says...

I think you'll find it wasn't the politicians but the 'people' who got us in the EU by voting for entry in the referendum. Looks like more political study would be a good thing.
I think you'll find it wasn't the politicians but the 'people' who got us in the EU by voting for entry in the referendum. Looks like more political study would be a good thing. Gobby Robby
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8:29am Thu 27 Sep 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Gobby Robby wrote:
I think you'll find it wasn't the politicians but the 'people' who got us in the EU by voting for entry in the referendum. Looks like more political study would be a good thing.
Sir, your logic is somewhat astounding. It is obvious that within a democratic system the people are always to blame.
However, we most also take into consideration the amount of publicity that that was given to the campaign for the “YES” vote
Which must have run into millions of £ sterling.
Against the few thousand £ sterling used on the vote “NO” campaign...
[quote][p][bold]Gobby Robby[/bold] wrote: I think you'll find it wasn't the politicians but the 'people' who got us in the EU by voting for entry in the referendum. Looks like more political study would be a good thing.[/p][/quote]Sir, your logic is somewhat astounding. It is obvious that within a democratic system the people are always to blame. However, we most also take into consideration the amount of publicity that that was given to the campaign for the “YES” vote Which must have run into millions of £ sterling. Against the few thousand £ sterling used on the vote “NO” campaign... Allan Whitehead
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10:16pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Gobby Robby says...

If it's always the people who are to blame why is it always the politicians getting the blame? The people got us in because they wanted to join the EEC, no good blaming somebody else ;-)
If it's always the people who are to blame why is it always the politicians getting the blame? The people got us in because they wanted to join the EEC, no good blaming somebody else ;-) Gobby Robby
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9:29am Fri 28 Sep 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Gobby Robby wrote:
If it's always the people who are to blame why is it always the politicians getting the blame? The people got us in because they wanted to join the EEC, no good blaming somebody else ;-)
Sir, in a democracy, we elect the politician, and then we expect the politician to carry out whatever was in their manifesto. If they do not carry out what their manifesto has stated, then the majority of the electorate have been misled. In the days before any person could cast a vote who was not a landowners or a business owner.

Your statement would have been partially true, however, in today’s electoral system. It is the people with the majority of votes (whether Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats, or any other group of individuals that creates the Members of Parliament.)
Being realistic, our present coalition Government will have displeased many voters for one reason or another. It may just be sour grapes of some of the coalition’s supporters. Alternatively, it could be opposition supporters who will always blame the Politicians of the day. We should never forget who put these members of parliament into office. It was the people of all different political views.
[quote][p][bold]Gobby Robby[/bold] wrote: If it's always the people who are to blame why is it always the politicians getting the blame? The people got us in because they wanted to join the EEC, no good blaming somebody else ;-)[/p][/quote]Sir, in a democracy, we elect the politician, and then we expect the politician to carry out whatever was in their manifesto. If they do not carry out what their manifesto has stated, then the majority of the electorate have been misled. In the days before any person could cast a vote who was not a landowners or a business owner. Your statement would have been partially true, however, in today’s electoral system. It is the people with the majority of votes (whether Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats, or any other group of individuals that creates the Members of Parliament.) Being realistic, our present coalition Government will have displeased many voters for one reason or another. It may just be sour grapes of some of the coalition’s supporters. Alternatively, it could be opposition supporters who will always blame the Politicians of the day. We should never forget who put these members of parliament into office. It was the people of all different political views. Allan Whitehead
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