• 24 OCT 2011
Huffington Post UK
Tomorrow in the House of Commons, David Cameron will face down some of his biggest adversaries - his own party.
After travelling to Brussells for crunch talks on solving the Euro crisis, the prime minister will return to a UK where up to 60 MPs have been threatening to defy calls to vote against a referendum on EU membership.
Conservative MPs have been whipped into a frenzy over Europe and attempts to force them to vote against Monday’s motion have been received with threats of mutiny and government resignations.
Whips have been reported as warning of a four-year ban on ministerial appointments, and overheard telling MPs “this isn’t a f**king sixth form debate”.
Stewart Jackson, ministerial aide to Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson has already said he could quit over the vote, telling the BBC it is a “question of putting country and constituency first”.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also whipped their backbenchers to vote against the motion.
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