Following my last blog post on The Archbishops’ Council’s extraordinary evidence given to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which suggested that the Government re-educate Eurosceptics and that the Prime Minister’s veto in December left the UK “without credibility”, I have received a response, not just from the Archbishops’ Council, but the Lord Bishop of Guildford, Chair of the ‘House of Bishops Europe Panel.’
Their letter is surprisingly positive and seems to break new ground, determining that “there is an emerging consensus in favour of a referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the EU”. I have replied to welcome the Church’s new stance.
In the last couple of weeks, the British Chambers of Commerce has recognised EU regulation and legislation makes British businesses less competitive in the global market and David Cameron has said that he is prepared to ‘consider’ an EU referendum (of some sort, albeit not an In/Out referendum immediately.) Now, the Church has revised its view and supports a referendum.
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