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Standing up for democracy
Date 25/10/2011 12:26  Author webmaster  Hits 908  Language Global
• 25 OCT 2011

By Sara Dixon | Daily Express

FROM all corners of Britain they came in their hundreds yesterday.

United by a common cause that has the backing of most of Britain, protesters calling for a referendum on Europe took their fight to the Houses of Parliament.

 Most were armed with placards demanding elected politicians heed the nationwide calls for a public vote on leaving the EU. Many held up posters featuring the Daily Express crusade to get Britain out of Europe.

 The throngs, under the purple and yellow banners of UKIP, gathered ahead of last night’s parliamentary vote before they lobbied their MPs to listen to their conscience rather than party leaders.

Angered by the mainstream parties’ decision to try to force MPs to vote against a referendum on the EU by imposing a three line whip, many felt their stand yesterday was part of a fundamental fight for UK democracy.

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See also:
Nigel Farage: 'We should not forgive them' (The Guardian)
This is not the time to walk away: Cameron's last rallying call to MPs as they prepare to vote on EU referendum (Mail Online)