PM should take part in debate over the European Union

UKIP leader Nigel Farage during his speech at the UKIP Spring Conference 2014. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

UKIP leader Nigel Farage during his speech at the UKIP Spring Conference 2014. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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The outcome of the “In or Out of the EU” debate between UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Deputy PM Nick Clegg has shocked the political establishment to the core, and proves how out of touch our career politicians are.

Shock, horror, the polls taken right after the event, from the people (voters) have put Nigel Farage on 68% and Nick Clegg on 26%, Nigel being the clear winner and showing an increase of 11% from the first debate.

Both the Labour and Conservative leaders underestimated the electorate’s views about the EU and thought Nick Clegg would win the day and therefore lay the matter to rest.

PM David Cameron has now branded both Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg of holding “extreme views” about the EU. I’m not sure what is “extreme” about wanting Britain’s independence, governing ourselves and not being ruled by the unelected European Commissioners.

Perhaps both PM David Cameron and Ed Miliband should have taken part in the debate to declare their views, or better still, agree they should all take part in general election debates next year.

Philip Griffiths,

North West President, UK Independence Party

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