Nick Clegg again has released a policy purely aimed at grabbing the headlines. in a similar move to his ridiculous statement that the NHS was one of the world’s worst healthcare systems he has now announced there should be a referendum on whether or not we should leave the EU. This sort of statement might on a surface level go down well with some voters, but the idea of us leaving the EU is simply ridiculous. We are part of Europe and we gain alot of benefits from EU membership. Statements like this are purely aimed at getting people to notice him, rather than any thought out policy.
The real debate to be had here is to what extent to we want to be involved in Europe, this is the debate Cameron has identified it. In us calling for a referendum on the reformed constitutional treaty we are showing ourselves to be engaged in the real debate.
Adebate over our participation in Europe is a waste of politcal time and tax payers money. even if we did leave we would have to instigate many individual treaties with countries, so that the over all effect would be the same.
Let’s keep to the rreal issues and not pander to the media headlines.