Over the last few months it has been impossible to avoid that old battleground of British politics: Europe.
In the run up to the European Parliament elections our membership of the European Union is being discussed all over the country. We've seen statements issued, arguments laid out and promises made, yet there is still seems to be confusion about where various parties stand, and whether they will still be standing there in six months time....
No one should be confused about our position within the Pirate Party though. Quite simply:
- We want a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
- We do not want the UK to join the Eurozone or use the Euro.
We need a referendum because our membership of that block has an impact on our lives, work and opportunities within the UK in a way that us very different to when we joined the EC. We need a referendum because people deserve a say and our party believes in democracy. We need a referendum because the debate will give us a better idea of what we want in the future and the momentum we need to make radical changes to the EU. We need a referendum because it is long overdue.