The Guardian Magazine yesterday had the Prime Minister answering a series of questions from a selection of celebrities, academics and what not. One of those asked to pose a question was Nigel Farage, who unsurprisingly asked a question about the infamous 'cast-iron guarantee".
Why do you refuse to give the British people a referendum on the EU, despite your earlier cast-iron guarantee?So far so predictable. The answer, however is odd.
"I made a policy of having a referendum on the Lisbon treaty, and if the Lisbon treaty had been still extant at the time of government, we would have had a referendum on the Lisbon treaty. I don't believe Britain should leave the European Union, but I do believe there are powers we can retrieve from Europe to have a better balance."Ignoring the statement of the absurd Tory policy of wishng that the EU would hand back its powers. No it is the comment,
if the Lisbon treaty had been still extant at the time of government, we would have had a referendum on the Lisbon treaty.Errr... it is still extant.
So can we have our referendum please?