A leading Tory backbencher says his party's high command is in "complete panic" over next week's Commons vote on an EU referendum.Clearly 3-line whips are used when the Government is concerned that Parliament may vote against their proposals and wishes. So it's revealing to learn, 2 years later, that Tory 'rebels' have a free vote on the same issue:
Tory MPs could be allowed to vote against the Queen's Speech next week as a row over an EU referendum deepens.Oh how jolly kind...is that because Cameron is sure of winning the vote anyway?
And what a joke this is:
The prime minister's official spokesman did not rule out the possibility that Mr Cameron might consider backing the amendment himself, effectively voting against his government's Queen's Speech.
But Mr Cameron is likely to be out of the country when the vote takes place.I'm coming to the conclusion that I hope Labour win the next election because the last thing we need is a fake referendum on the EU organised by this bunch of charlatans (if bunch is the right collective noun).