WORKERS, FEB 2008 ISSUE
January saw the start of the parliamentary debate on the EU treaty/constitution signed by Gordon Brown in private away from the photographers. MPs will have a little over a month before the final vote is taken.
An amendment calling for a referendum (promised before by all parliamentary parties), tabled by Labour MPs unwilling to collude in this betrayal, needs to build support. Liberal Democrats are attempting to sabotage the amendment by calling instead for a referendum on EU membership "In or Out"– not achievable at present.
Parliament has a poor record on standing up for British interests against the EU – think about the Nice and Maastricht treaties, and the Single European Act. With honourable exceptions, MPs have caved in before. Time for us all to pile on the pressure. We want a voice: Referendum Now!