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In or Out: Labour dispute over hokey cokey protest
10:20am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
A LABOUR campaign group donned David Cameron masks to stage a protest about the planned EU referendum.
But their actions have been described as a ‘publicity stunt’ by members of the Warrington North Labour group.
Members of Warrington Young Labour staged the Flash Mob protest in Warrington town centre on Friday.
Wearing Cameron and Clegg masks, members performed the Hokey Cokey, bearing signs saying "David Cameron, are we in or are we out? Don't shake us all about!".
Tom Jennings is chairman of the group.
He said: "With the announcement of the EU referendum, David Cameron has shown once again that when the going gets tough, with Tory back-benchers pressuring from behind and UKIP biting at his ankles, he buckles.
“Now, of course the EU needs reform, no-one denies that; Britain needs to be a stronger political presence in Europe and in turn, the EU needs to be more economically efficient.
“But considering how Cameron plans to fight our corner for reform; by threatening Europe to give us everything we want or we leave, as though EU leaders are going to clamour and eat of his hands."
A spokesman for Warrington North Labour Party said: "This was a publicity stunt performed by a group of individuals, and was neither endorsed nor arranged by the Labour party in Warrington North.
"We understand that the majority of individuals involved were not Labour party members.
"To that end, we do not recognise their right to identify themselves as 'Warrington Young Labour' and we disassociate ourselves from this activity."