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The state must let people have a say on the EU

So, once again, the people of the United Kingdom have been let down by the majority of MPs who voted against a referendum on our continued membership of the European Union.

Of course, what is even more disgraceful is that the leaders of the three major parties all ordered their party colleagues to vote against the referendum as well.

Fortunately, around 80 Conservative MPs, plus a handful from Labour and the Liberal Democrats, voted against their leaders' wishes, including Northern Ireland-born Kate Hoey, plus, of course, the eight members of the DUP and Lady Sylvia Hermon. Well done to them.

What are the three leaders afraid of?

That the people may vote to leave the EU? What exactly is wrong with this?

They argue that, because the EU and the euro is in such a crisis we need to stay in, but I say that this is exactly the reason why we should be leaving.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all need to realise that this issue will never go away until a referendum is called.

ANDREW McKEEVER

Carrickfergus

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