Sir James Goldsmith set up the Referendum Party to campaign for a public vote on the UK's position in Europe
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Euro Moments: Goldsmith on setting up Referendum Party

This is part of a series of clips from the BBC archives on the subject of the UK and the EU - this clip, taken from On The Record, first broadcast 3 December 1995.

Wealthy businessman Sir James Goldsmith became a member of the European Parliament for France in 1994. In the UK he established the Referendum Party, a single-issue party campaigning for a public vote on the UK's position in Europe.

He explained to On The Record interviewer John Humphrys why he thought a referendum was necessary.

Go to next video: From the archives: Farage on UKIP from 1997