Half in, half out is no good for anyone

Could I alert your readers to the campaign for a referendum on our membership of the European Union.

Britain is currently half in the EU and half out and, whatever your viewpoint, that is no good for us or the rest of Europe. Some people think Britain should come out altogether and go back to making our own laws and trading with whosoever we with - being out of Europe doesn’t mean we couldn’t trade with them.

Other people think that Britain should go further, transferring government from Westminster to Brussels and abandoning the Pound in favour of the Euro.

Either way those of us in favour of a referendum think it is something the public should be allowed to decide.

The three main political parties think we can’t be trusted with such a decision and that’s patronising, insulting and just plain wrong.

Nevertheless, the Coalition Government has said that any petition that secured more than 100,000 signatures will be eligible for a formal debate in Parliament and the campaign is already well over halfway towards that target.

The English people are trusting, tolerant and generous but history has shown that when we are pushed too far we fight back, and we win.

I would urge anyone, for or against the EU, who thinks we should be allowed a say on our membership to sign the Petition.

You can contact the Campaign Office on 0800 157 7916 or at euroreferendumcampaign@gmail.com

M Pepper

Prospect Avenue

Halifax