Some change is now taking place within the politics that is now surrounding the Labour Party leadership election..
Andy Burnham, one of the favourites to be next Labour leader, has issued a surprise call for David Cameron to bring forward his plans for an EU referendum.
I welcome this move.
Sadly it was not Labour Party policy before the General Election. This is what I wrote back in 2013. “Councillor Phil Bateman MBE -Wednesfield North (Labour Party) 4 June 2013 · Lets be clear on the European Union, coming out would be an act of folly! There would be a huge impact on our economy and there would be more job losses. But the British people and the Labour Party need to have a referendum now! We need to have it quickly so that the economy is not further damaged, and investors put off by the unknown. For goodness sake Ed, lets have a referendum at least we can then actively campaign both to stay in Europe, and win the next election. I am for a referendum tomorrow!”