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Immigration The Referendum (The contents of this page can also be viewed on our Referendum page)
The Christian Democratic Party has an independent and distinctive position about the United Kingdom's position in Europe. It is not part of any of the EU referendum campaigns, but has always been in favour of letting the people decide the issue and future direction of the European Community and its derivatives. The CDP will respect and accept the wishes of voters, without any reservations, in this unique demonstration of direct democracy.
Faced with the refusal of the EU Council of Leaders and the European Commission to reform the EU institutions and tackle the democratic deficit, and respond to the concerns that are widespread amongst all EU citizens, we are resigned to the position that there is no alternative but to Leave the European Union.
The European Project is taking us towards a federal United States of Europe, with ever closer union and ever expanding boundaries, and is moving in the wrong direction. It does not have the consent of Europeans who have, whenever given the opportunity, tried to restrain this drift.
However, we believe that there must be an European-wide organisation arising out of a 'shared vision' - which might be the lowest common denominator - that everyone can agree with. This might be a European Commonwealth or a non-federal European Confederation of sovereign states acting on the basis of consensus.
Given the apocalyptic forecasts of the Remain campaign, we further believe, that a Leave vote result will be a catalyst for crisis negotiations being held that will result in serious reform proposals. Not just because of the UK vote, but also because of the demands from other European citizens for referenda in their own countries. The European elite are adamant that Out means Out, but history shows us they say they respect the will of voters then do not accept it. In due course UK voters will be asked to vote in a second referendum just like the Danes and Irish.