Why the Lib Dems want no referendum
The Independent - June 19th 2003
I am not surprised that Andrew Duff MEP is dead set against a referendum on the EU Constitution (letter, 18 June). He co-authored a report here in the European Parliament calling for the Constitution's adoption regardless of its rejection by the French and Dutch.
A referendum in Britain, he says, would be capricious, simplistic, negative, divisive and frustrating. He makes it sound like a vote for the Liberal Democrats.
Dr Charles Tannock MEP
Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman