The EU is very unpopular in this country, the Country was denied a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, and it is time the issue was addressed.
The Libdems in opposition would not agree to a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, despite previous assurances, but instead said they would agree to a referendum on the EU with regard to our membership.
It is time for us to explore our place in the EU, it is a failing organisation, it currency has failed and many of its institutions are undemocratic.
Its accounts have not passed an audit for many years.
We should negotiate for Associate Membership, this would keep us in a European trade market but without being involved with the EU politically.
The cost saving for the UK would be huge, saving our payment and the need to keep introducing new legislation at their behest.
It is time for the politicians to grasp the EU nettle and discuss it with the electorate, concluding with a referendum
Why is this idea important?
It is important for the UK to negotiate Associate Membership only if the UK electorate decide they wish to in a referendum.
The benefit to the UK economy, our justice system, our freedom and our right to determine our own way of life should be ours and ours alone.