I WROTE to our MP, Hugh Bayley, some weeks ago asking him to agree to support the demand for a referendum on the proposed new constitution for the EU, which aims to create a unitary European state, but have not received a reply.

In his speech to the Labour Party Conference, on October 3, 1995, Mr Blair said: "... if there are further steps to integration the people should have their say, at a General Election or in a referendum."

There was no commitment to a European constitution in Labour's Election Manifesto in 2001.

The argument in favour of a referendum to enable the people of this country to say how they want to be governed is, therefore, unanswerable.

W C Harrison,

Queen's Court,

Fetter Lane,


Updated: 10:29 Wednesday, April 23, 2003