Sunday, May 12, 2013

EU Referendum: PM Risks Commons Vote Revolt

David Cameron has told ministers to abstain in a key Commons vote demanding that an EU referendum pledge is enshrined in law.

The amendment by rebel Conservative MPs criticises the Queen's Speech for failing to contain a bill allowing for an in/out choice.

Some Tory backbenchers want the Prime Minister's promise of a referendum in 2017 to be put into legislation before the next election.