Today The Peoples Pledge officially launches. The idea is to ask people across the Country only to vote for Candidates who will pledge to support an in/out referendum in Europe. I do support the idea of having an in/out referendum and I support the idea of this new initiative. It is a cross party initiative which has already attracted the support of two national newspapers. The campaign is supported by people who very much want us to stay in the European Union but it is no less valid for that. it is thirty-six years since the Country last had the opportunity to vote on our relationship with Europe and I think it is time the people of the United Kingdom were given the right to have their say on this vital issue.
I attended the well attended launch this morning of The Peoples Pledge at Altitude 360 in Millbank Tower. Representatives from both the Labour Party ( John Mann MP) and the Conservative Party ( Zac Goldsmith MP) spoke along with the distinguished economist (Ruth Lea) and representatives from the Green Party and the Trade Union movement. Thousands have already indicated their support so if you would like to have a say on the EU click on the link here and sign up!