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Top Tory tells PM: make EU pact with Ukip or face defeat

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/11/2012

Nigel Morris

The Conservatives could reap an electoral bonus of 40 extra parliamentary seats and heal their long-standing wounds over Europe if they can strike a deal with the UK Independence Party, David Cameron is told today.
Michael Fabricant, a Conservative vice-chairman, will become the first high-profile Tory to acknowledge publicly the damage being done by the anti-EU party to the Tories in the marginal seats they need to capture in order to secure an overall majority at Westminster.
He is calling on the Prime Minister to set out plans for a referendum on EU membership in exchange for Ukip not standing in the next general election. He told The Independent: "This pact could yield an additional 20 to 40 seats, perhaps more, in 2015 if Ukip co-operates. The alternative, which both David Cameron and Ukip will have to consider, might mean a more pro-European Union Labour government."
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"Top Tory tells PM: make EU pact with Ukip or face defeat ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 01/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/top-tory-tells-pm-make-eu-pact-with-ukip-or-face-defeat-