SNP want Scottish Veto on EU Referendum

The SNP arrogance knows no bounds. This morning on BBC Radio 5 Alex Salmond re-iterated SNP’s claim that Scotland should have a veto over the rest of the UK in the EU Referendum.

The SNP got 4.7% of the vote in the general election but seem to think this gives them the right to override the wishes of the UK. Maybe Alex Salmond should take a look in the dictionary and look up the word “democracy”? Despite what Salmond thinks the Scottish are not a privileged class. Their voters should have equal say as the rest of the UK.

Foreigners allowed to vote in EU Referendum

It’s remarkable that foreigners will have a say on whether the UK stays in the EU. Irish and Commonwealth citizens over 18 who are resident in the UK will be eligible to vote. Commonwealth citizens in Gibraltar will also be allowed to vote (see BBC news).

Labour and the SNP are also attempting to rig the vote by rallying support in the un-elected house of Lords to table an amendment that will allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote. Polls have shown that the younger age group support the EU (see Guardian story).

Isn’t it common sense that this referendum should be restricted to UK nationals? Some in our own parliament are trying to outdo the EU in the abuse of democracy.

 

UK Votes for an EU Referendum

Despite UKIP getting only one MP in the UK general election anti EU voters have a lot to be cheerful about. The Tory majority means that a referendum bill should get passed. The 3.9 million UKIP voters will give Cameron food for thought should he consider backing down on his promise.

Other EU leaders are already intitiating their delaying tactics. The government should set the time table for a referendum as soon as possible and then start the negotiations.

Bring it on.

Lib Dems will try and rig an EU Referendum

If the Lib Dems are in a coalition government they will attempt to rig the vote of an EU referendum by allowing EU migrants and 16 – 17 year olds to vote. UKIP accuse them of gerrymandering. Clearly EU migrants have a vested interest in voting for EU membership. Polls show that 16 and 17 year olds are also in favour. UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn highlights an education system that has “brain washed” them with EU propaganda.

The Lib Dem policy is shameful. The Conservative’s promise a referendum (we’ve heard that one before) in 2017. Labour don’t want the people to decide because the people won’t agree with them. So if you want an EU referendum vote UKIP.