Thursday, July 26, 2007

Labour MPs want referendum

A group of Labour MPs has begun pushing for a referendum on the new European Union Treaty in the first serious revolt against Gordon Brown's leadership.

Up to 40 are considering backing a backbench campaign for a national vote - directly opposing official government policy - with the aim of killing off the treaty for good.

With the Tories and some Liberal Democrats also backing a referendum, the pressure on Mr Brown to give the British people a say is mounting.

Atleast we know that some Labour MPs aren’t complete traitors. Unfortunately Labour have a majority of more than 60 which means even if Brown allowed Parliament to vote on it we would have to hope that a lot of Labour MPs decided not to show up which is probably not going to happen.

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