From Douglas Carswell:
"The House of Commons will today approve the government spending £ 48.875 Billion of your money for the Home Office, Foreign Office and Department of Communities and Local Government. This is part of a total Estimates approval for the year ending March 2012 of £221,086,166,000........Yet it will more or less go through on the nod, with a faux - and largely pointless - Estimates Day debate."
One of the requirements of "Referism" is that:
"in the relationship between the British people and their governments, the people should be in control. The state is the servant not the master. Control is primarily achieved by submitting annual state budgets to the people for approval, via referendums. The catchphrase is: "it's our money and we decide". Governments are thereby forced to refer to the people for their funding, hence the term "referism"."It would seem that there are 221billion reasons why we need a tad of "Referism"!