Sunday, May 19, 2013

Lord Howe: 'David Cameron Is Losing Control'

Former Conservative chancellor Lord Howe has claimed David Cameron is losing control of his party as its "long, nervous breakdown" over Europe continues.

Lord Howe, said Mr Cameron had "opened a Pandora's box politically" through his plan to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union.

In a strongly worded attack, he said the Tory leadership was "running scared" of its backbenchers and had allowed Euroscepticism to "infect the very soul of the party".

Lord Howe's differences with Baroness Thatcher over Europe led to his resignation and triggered her downfall.