Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Why the Lib Dems want no referendum

The Independent - June 19th 2003

Sir

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
European Parliament
Brussels