While the Tories have been in power many Labour voters and trade unions have looked to Brussels as a better alternative to what was being imposed from Downing Street. But when Labour is in power, and the Commission and the proposed Central Bank start issuing orders to us that would make it illegal for us to take action to achieve full employment, there will be a major revolt against such restrictions.
Britain is, and will always be, a European nation with a vital interest in maintaining peace and strengthening co-operation with its continental neighbours, but there are many other, and far better ways of acheiving this than under the treaties of Rome and Maastricht. Sooner or later, those treaties will have to be renegotiated to restore democracy to the peoples in all the member states who have been forced into surrendering their rights to a political class that does not represent us, is not accountable to us and to whom, therefore, we owe no loyalty or moral obligation whatsoever.
MP for Chesterfield (Lab)
House of Commons
12 OctoberReuse content