I’ve been up in Lancashire today launching our campaign for the European elections. These elections matter and only by voting Conservative will we get the changes we all want to see in Europe.
Our candidates are the kind of people Brussels needs more of. And they’ve all signed our pledge to stand up for the kind of things Brussels needs more of: delivering more for less, cleaning up the political system and, of course, giving us the referendum that we were promised.
So I hope you will give them your full support. But the big election, the election we really need, is still to come – and it can’t come soon enough.
I’ve wanted a General Election for some time but now the sheer scale of the problems facing Britain today – the recession, the debt crisis, and now the political crisis – has changed everything.
They’ve made having an election not just a “nice to have”, but an absolute “must have”. Some MPs are calling for a new Speaker, but that alone doesn’t get to the heart of the matter.
This political crisis has been caused by the politicians, so I don’t think the politicians alone can solve it. The public have got to be involved. They have to be given a chance to voice their anger and approve of a new way forward.
That’s why I’m announcing today that we are turning the campaign we had planned for these elections into the campaign Britain now needs: a campaign for a General Election to be held as soon as possible.
Conservative candidates and activists right across the country will be collecting signatures for a petition demanding that Gordon Brown calls a General Election.
You can help kick-start this campaign right now – just click here to sign the petition online, and then send the link to your friends and colleagues.
If we all Sign for Change we can send a message that the government can’t ignore.