SIR – Could I alert your readers to the campaign for a referendum on our membership of the European Union (

Britain is currently half in the EU and half out, and whatever your viewpoint, that is no good for ourselves or the rest of Europe.

Some people think Britain should come out altogether and go back to making our own laws and trading with whosoever we wish – being out of Europe doesn’t mean we couldn’t trade with them.

Other people think Britain should go further, transferring government from Westminster to Brussels and abandoning the pound in favour of the euro.

Either way, those of us in favour of a referendum think it is something the people should be allowed to decide.

It is, after all, a far more important subject than “alternative voting” that was put to the public earlier this month.

The English people are trusting, tolerant and generous, but history has shown that when we are pushed too far, we fight back.

I would urge anyone – for or against the EU – who thinks we should be allowed a say on our membership to sign the petition. You can contact the campaign office on 0800 157 7916 or at eureferendum@

Independent MEP for the West Midlands