The next step for James Wharton’s EU Referendum Bill is the House of Lords. With Labour and the Lib Dems opposed to a referendum (though they abstained in the Commons rather than publicly admit they deny the people a say), there are already warnings that the Bill might be sunk by Peers.
The next stage in the campaign to get the Bill made law is therefore to assess the level of support in the Lords and persuade those who are undecided to back it.
Business for Britain, the independent eurosceptic campaign, has just launched a new website to tally up the views of every Peer. LordsReferendumVote.com aims to provide a fully sourced database of every member of the Lords and where they stand on the issue.
So far they have determined the views of 203 of them, either from public sources or direct correspondence, and are now appealing for the public to help find out what the rest think. The details of how to take part are on the website.