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MEP calling for Euro referendum

EURO-SCEPTIC MEP Nikki Sinclaire brought her campaign ‘battle bus’ to Mell Square on Friday.

EURO-SCEPTIC MEP Nikki Sinclaire brought her campaign ‘battle bus’ to Mell Square on Friday.

Ms Sinclaire, an independent MEP for the West Midlands, asked the public to sign her ‘People’s Petition’ calling on the coalition government to hold a referendum on European Union membership and pledged to visit ‘every town and city in the Midlands’ over the next year in a bid to collect 100,000 signatures.

The 42-year-old Shirley resident said: “It is a disgrace that no-one under the age of 53 has had the chance to say whether they want to be part of the European Union and yet it spends £45m of our money every day and makes 75 per cent of our laws.

“Although I have massive reservations about the European Union, I do nevertheless want to use my time helping people and I am issuing an open invitation to people to talk to me about anything that concerns them from job security to housing problems.”

 

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