Saturday, July 6, 2013
The United Kingdom House of Commons voted unanimously on Friday to hold a referendum by 2017 on the question of whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union. Although the vote was unanimous, the bill had the support of less than half of the members of the House of Commons because the vote was taken during a boycott by the Labor Party and the Liberal Democrats. The bill must also pass the House of Lords before it will take effect. Thus, the future of the referedum is still very much in doubt.