• UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall
has thrown his weight behind the new EU Referendum Campaign
, and has been appointed to its advisory council.
“This campaign could become a major force in the near future,” Mr Nuttall said.
“The idea of the campaign is to bring people together, regardless of their political affiliations, in an effort to press the government for an in or out referendum on our membership of the European Union.
“It will hopefully act as an ‘umbrella’ organisation to bring many of the anti-EU pressure groups together behind the cause for a referendum.
“As nobody of my own generation has ever had the opportunity to say whether we want to remain members of the EU, I personally don’t think that a referendum is too much to ask,” said Mr Nuttall, Euro MP for the North West.
“Moreover, as the most recent opinion poll has shown
, the majority of the public want the UK to leave the EU, thus proving that the people are going in a completely different direction to the political establishment on this issue.
“The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the political elite do not want the people to have a vote on our EU membership because they would not like the result.
“If anyone is interested in joining the campaign and signing the pledge, alongside the thousands who already have done, then please log on to www.eureferendumcampaign.com and let’s start putting pressure on the establishment to give us the referendum that we rightly deserve.”