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Danish Europhile establishment wants to deny the people's right of a referendum
"We suggest that the seven parties in Parliament, that would continue to support Denmark's EU membership, state once and for all that there will be no Danish vote on our EU membership (...) If there is uncertainty about our continued membership of the EU, then we take the risk of jobs being created elsewhere, of companies choosing to locate in southern EU countries." - Morten Østergaard, leader of the Danish Social Liberal party, former minister of Denmark for research (2011-2014), for taxation (2014) and of of the Economy and Interior (2014-2015).
Three establishment parties in the Danish parliament are trying to make it impossible to get a democratic referendum on Denmark's EU membership. The parties Radikale Venstre (Social Liberals), Socialistisk Folkeparti (Socialists), Alternativet (Greens), are all on the Danish left and amongst the most Europhile parties represented in Parliament.
The suggestion is that all the elite EU-positive parties in the Danish parliament, which is 7 out of 9 parties, should make a binding deal that whoever gets in power now and in the future - there will be no democratic referendum for the Danish people on their EU-membership. Especially after Brexit, euroscepticism is growing all over Europe, including in Denmark, where establishment politicians seem to have lost any touch with their employers, the Danish people notably by trying to block any possibility for the Danish people to ever get their say on their country's EU membership.
Denmark had a referendum on entering the EEC in 1972. This means that only people born before 1955 have had the opportunity to vote on this issue. It's about time for a Danish referendum.