Goldsmith, Sir James (1933 - 97)
- Goldsmith, Sir James (Photo: Horgen)
Established the “British Referendum Party” to take part in the 1997 UK elections. Received few votes, but succeeded in obtaining promises from the other parties to have a referendum before Britain could join the single European currency.
In 1999 the United Kingdom Independence Party had three MEPs elected to the EU Parliament.