UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP said: “Today is the 10th anniversary of the Dutch people categorically rejecting the EU constitution in 2005. It is fair to ask, has the EU learned anything in the meantime? Obviously not, for not only were the Dutch and French voters ignored, but the Irish No vote to Lisbon was also dismissed.
"By chance, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last night accused the Eurozone’s dominant players of incrementally bringing the ‘complete abolition of democracy in Europe’ and ushering in a technocratic monstrosity. How right he is.
"The purpose of the forthcoming EU referendum in Great Britain is not about minute changes to EU rules on migrant benefits, or which vacuum cleaner we can use, but ultimately on who governs Britain.
"The referendum asks if the British people are good enough to make our own laws and confident enough to set our face towards a global future rather that shackled to an economically declining political union. The EU was always a 1970’s solution to a 1950’s problem which is now well past its sell by date.”