Why offer a referendum?

What next Dave?

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 12:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 1:31 pm

A Martian invasion? A plague of locusts?

The hysterical doom-laden pronouncements by David Cameron, as to our fate if we dare to regain our democracy and vote leave, get more ludicrous by the day.

Now we are told that “conflict and genocide” are supposedly awaiting us if we leave the EU.

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A claim so deranged that even some of his own “remain” colleagues are expressing doubts over his credibility factor.

Sadly Cameron’s wild pronouncements have not been challenged directly by the media.

Whereas several commentators have jointly raised a common question that should be put to him:

If leaving the EU is fraught with such catastrophic consequences, why then, before your so-called EU reform negotiations began, did you declare that if you didn’t get these reforms you would consider advocating a “leave” vote?

In the end, the reform package (as per your manifesto pledge) was virtually abandoned and you got precisely zilch.

In the end Cameron announced the negotiations as a triumph and said he would lead the remain camp.

Furthermore, if Brexit is so doom-laden, why would he offer a referendum?

I’m confident the British electorate will see through this scaremongering campaign, exercise its common sense and vote leave on June 23.

Dave Pascoe,

Press Secretary,

UKIP, Hartlepool branch,

Dunbar Road,