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Posted By: Iains
16-May-19 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Brexit is the project of the Tory Party, aided and abetted by the Nicotine-Stained Haddock and his ‘Party’ - Labour’s Brexit Policy is irrelevant.

Come Come now! You are being rather economical with the truth.
Labour promised 3 times to have a referendum and reneged three times
on 20 April 2004 Blair told Parliament it should debate the European constitutional question "in detail and decide upon it" and "then let the people have the final say".

He ended the Commons statement with the war-cry: "Let the issue be put. Let the battle be joined."

the Labour election manifesto in 2005 and the language is as forthright.
Blair promises: "We will put it [the constitution] to the British people in a referendum and campaign wholeheartedly for a Yes vote."

Tue, Oct 16, 2007, 01:00(Irish Times)
BRITAIN:Gordon Brown appears determined to defy popular demands for a British referendum on the EU reform treaty, despite mounting internal Labour Party pressure ahead of this week's European summit in Lisbon. It was of course a commitment on the Labour election manifesto.