LETTER: Why has Government reneged on EU referendum promise?

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Regarding your response (Spalding Guardian, August 11) to my original open letter, I draw your attention to the fact that I was NOT enquiring about your personal stance and attitude regarding the UK’s continuing membership of the EU.

Regarding your response (Spalding Guardian, August 11) to my original open letter, I draw your attention to the fact that I was NOT enquiring about your personal stance and attitude regarding the UK’s continuing membership of the EU.

Your reply was basically a number of platitudes, which were of no particular interest to me.

It is interesting to note that you stated, and I quote “In future no further powers can be transferred to the EU without the consent of the British people.”

That statement is very similar to the one of two years ago, regarding the pre-election promise of giving the UK population a referendum on whether or not we should remain a member of the EU.

Your Government has reneged on that promise, so why should we accept this new one?

To totally remove any ambiguity, I now pose a simple, straightforward question which requires a simple straightforward answer (no platitudes please).

The question is:

“Why has the Government reneged on its promise to give us a referendum on continuing EU membership?”

Purely out of curiosity can you please tell me if all MPs, when first elected, are required to undertake special training on the fine art of skilfully avoiding giving direct, concise answers to any question posed?

I only ask, as it appears to be endemic in all political parties.

Finally, as before, will you please reply via the newspaper?

GERRY HUTCHINSON

Willders Garth

Holbeach