Europe, Goldsmith and the Referendum Party

Neil Carter, Mark Evans, Keith Alderman, Simon Gorham

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JAMES GOLDSMITH announced in November 1994 that he would be forming a Referendum Party aimed at securing a referendum on Britain's future in Europe. When the party's Statement of Aims was
launched in October 1995, he declared: 'This is a single-issue biodegradable party which will be dissolved once we have achieved our aim' (The Times, 25.10.95). Parties campaigning on a single issue are not unknown in British politics: the Pro-Life Alliance, campaigning to tighten the law on abortion and human embryo experimentation, put up 53 candidates in the 1997 election.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-485
Number of pages16
JournalParliamentary Affairs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes


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