Campaign for a Referendum on the European Constitution

Patron; His Grace, the Duke of Rutland.

Gordon Brown’s
refusal of referendum
on E.U. Reform Treaty
means only the Queen
can now stop it

has revived its
successful ‘purple
postcard’ campaign
which was widely
credited with helping
to persuade Tony
Blair in May 2004 to
concede a referendum
on the E.U.

3½ years later,
Gordon Brown, on 13
December, signed the
E.U. Reform Treaty in
Lisbon. As all
European leaders
except Gordon Brown
agree, it is a
virtual carbon copy
of the E.U
Constitution, with
over 99% of its
wording exactly the
same as in the E.U.
Constitution. It is
the E.U. Constitution
by another name. We
were promised a
referendum on it by
Tony Blair. Now
Gordon Brown is
refusing it. He says
Parliament alone will

The idea of the
purple postcards
campaign is simple.
The front of the card
carries a simple
message: “No European
Constitution without
a Referendum”. The
back of the card
carries an appeal to
the Queen, which we
invite people to
sign, date and post
to the Queen (if you
want to see the
artwork, please
contact us, see

A special feature of
our campaign is that
every single card has
a unique serial
number. This enables
us to track the
numbers of cards
being posted. In 2003
and 2004, 175,000
British people sent
postcards to the
Queen. At the height
of our campaign,
around 1,000 cards a
day were being
received at
Buckingham Palace.
CREC was informed by
the Queen’s
Secretary in 2003
that the Queen was
being kept informed
on a regular basis of
the actual numbers
being received. As to
whether she ever
mentioned our
campaign to Tony
Blair, we can only

The wording of our
appeal to the Queen
is at the end of this
message. The Queen is
the ultimate
protector of our
Constitution, which
guarantees our
independence. In the
event of a conflict
between Parliament
and the people, which
now appears to be the
case, she must side
with her people.

Your Majesty,

I appeal to you to
defend and uphold the
British Constitution,
as you promised us in
your Coronation Oath.
I urge you to refuse
your Royal Assent to
any Bill to enact the
E.U. Reform Treaty,
unless we, the
British people, have
first been allowed to
have our say in a
fair referendum. You
promised to govern us
according to our laws
and customs. The Bill
of Rights 1689 states
that we should never
be ruled by ‘foreign

In 2004, after large
numbers of Britons
petitioned both you
and your government,
Tony Blair promised
us a referendum on
the European
Constitution. As
nearly all European
and British leaders
agree, the E.U.
Reform Treaty is a
virtual carbon copy
of the European
Constitution, with
around 99% of its
wording the same as
four years ago.

This Treaty will
bring in a European
government. Britain
would be forced to
accept a European
foreign and defence
policy, including an
E.U. army and
paramiltary units
with the right to
operate on our soil.
Precious rights such
as the presumption of
innocence and trial
by jury will no
longer be guaranteed.
Under the Treaty, the
E.U. will have power
to further remove
what independence we
have left, without
our consent. You may
by convention have to
follow government
advice when giving
Royal Assent, but,
equally, the
government must not
give you

Order your postcards now from CREC.

Its time to stand up and save our nation.

Tell Gordon Brown we are not going to go away, we will keep asking for a referendum.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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