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Europe: Why Are The Conservatives So Angry About Monday`s House Of Commons Vote
Date 24/10/2011 17:25  Author webmaster  Hits 1056  Language Global
• 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”.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2052356/EU-referendum-Tory-Patrick-McLoughlin-accused-bully-boy-bid-kill-vote.html

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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