Theresa backs ‘Let Britain Decide’ campaign ahead of historic EU vote

Theresa May is supporting a new campaign to help secure the first EU referendum in 40 years. The ‘Let Britain Decide’ campaign has been launched by the Prime Minister to encourage people to support a new Bill, which is about to be introduced to Parliament and will pave the way for an In-Out referendum on the EU to be held in 2017 after a full renegotiation. The campaign website allows people to back the Bill and to urge MPs to support it.

The EU Referendum Bill will be debated in the House of Commons on 5th July. This Bill would put into law the Prime Minister’s plan to hold an In-Out referendum before the end of 2017, following the negotiation of a better settlement for Britain in the EU. As a Private Member’s Bill, it will require cross-party support to proceed.

Commenting, Theresa said: “It has been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. In that time, much has changed and people feel that the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up to. We therefore need to negotiate a fresh settlement in the EU that is better for Britain – and then put this to the British people in a clear, in-out referendum.”

“That is why I will be supporting the EU Referendum Bill on 5th July, which will put into law the Prime Minister’s plan to hold a referendum before the end of 2017. Now it is vital to hear whether the other political parties are also prepared to trust the British public to decide our future relationship with Europe.”

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