• 19 OCT 2011
By Lord Willoughby de Broke, UKIP peer in the House of Lords | Daily Express
WE finally have a date.
On Thursday next week the House of Commons will debate and vote on holding a referendum on our membership of the European Union.
This would not and could not have happened without the sterling work of the Daily Express, which had the courage to demand that Britain be given the choice about its future. More importantly it could not have happened without the hundreds of thousands of Daily Express readers who have signed up to the crusade to demand that the Government give us that opportunity.
At last we have a chance to explain why it is right and proper that the people of Britain should decide who it is that governs them.
Shall it be our own politicians, who of course can be sacked in elections, or should it be a shadowy breed of unelected bureaucrats in Brussels?
The people who decide what lightbulbs we can use, the people who decide what toys we can give our children, the people who, through their ambition to create a single country of Europe in their control, lied and cheated their way into creating the financial crisis that now threatens this country with billions of pounds of bail-outs we can ill afford.
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