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Daniel Hannan quits as Tory spokesman over Cameron's U-turn

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/05/2009

Patrick Wintour

"Daniel Hannan, the outspoken Conservative MEP for South East England, quit the Conservative frontbench in the European parliament last night in protest at David Cameron's decision not to give Britain a referendum on Europe for at least four to five years if the Tories win the general election.

"Hannan, seen as the new younger leader of the Tory Eurosceptic cause, made the announcement on his Daily Telegraph blog in response to Cameron's announcement that he would not hold a referendum on the Lisbon treaty.

"Hannan had been the party's legal affairs spokesman for only two months, and secured political notoriety for describing the NHS as a relic and 60-year mistake."

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"Daniel Hannan quits as Tory spokesman over Cameron's U-turn", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2009. Consulté le 13/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/daniel-hannan-quits-as-tory-spokesman-over-cameron-s-u-turn