Daily Telegraph June 30, 2012
Liam Fox: No more waiting – we must renegotiate our position
On the 6th of June 1975, 31 years after D-Day, it was announced that 67% of British voters had decided to stay in the EEC in the referendum held a day earlier. I remember that day well
We met at nine, We met at eight, I was on time, No, you were late..Ahh, he remembers it well.
most of those who voted yes did so on the basis that their assent was for trade and economic purposes alone.
There remains a strong resentment among large parts of the British people that they voted for one thing and were delivered into another. Worse, there is a suspicion that those who persuaded them to do so were all too aware of this deception.
Here are some of the campaign materials from the time:
Can’t see anything there to support the idea that the constitutional issues weren’t known about, they have been at the heart of every treaty since 1957.
Maybe that was a one off?
What! A leaflet that is openly and explicitly describing the issues pertaining to sovereignty.
.. there is a suspicion that those who persuaded them to do so [vote yes] were all too aware of this deception.
Plenty of deception around, as I have shown elsewhere, but it’s not from the opponents of the anti-Europeans.
Martin McGuiness and the English Queen can shake hands but it’s still impossible to find an honourable Tory.
To fail to understand this psychological resentment leads to a failure to understand British attitudes to the whole Euro project. It is a resentment that has been fuelled by a lack of choice at subsequent general elections, because of the major parties’ consensus on the subject, and by the absence of a second referendum.
Bollocks! The resentment has been fuelled by a sustained campaign from the right largely built on lies, hypocrisy and illegal funding motivated by personal gain, greed and corruption.
As for a second referendum; the people of Scotland never had one at all and it’s over 300 years now.