Tony appears to be fighting next year’s General Election rather than this year’s council elections

Cllr Tony Cox appears to be thinking that he is fighting the General Election; he is twelve months premature.

Maybe the dire polling for his Conservative Party has given him the jitters. These are showing either an 18% or 20% gap between UKIP and the Tories in UKIP’s favour for the European elections, although local election polling is more favourable for Tony’s party.

Cllr Cox’s latest posting is entitled Only The Conservatives Can Give You A Referendum. Any Government can set up a referendum – the only one to date on Europe was in 1975 under Harold Wilson’s then Labour administration. This headline is untrue.

Of course, giving or not giving the British a vote on the EU is the sole remit of Parliament. The elections this month are for councillors and MEPs. So, not only is the headline misleading, it is not within Cllr Cox’s power to deliver on it anyway.

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