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Tory rebels set to quit government in row over Europe referendum

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/10/2011

Andy McSmith

David Cameron is facing the first political resignations from his Government as an increasing number of Tory MPs are threatening to defy the whips and vote to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.

Monday's vote will be the first organised rebellion against Mr Cameron's leadership since he won control of the Conservative Party six years ago - and on the issue that tore apart the last Conservative government.

A total of 76 MPs - 60 Tories, and eight each from the Labour and Democratic Ulster Unionist parties - have signed the motion calling for a referendum that would give voters three choices - to stay in the EU on present terms, leave, or renegotiate the terms of the UK's membership.

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"Tory rebels set to quit government in row over Europe referendum", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 25/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tory-rebels-set-to-quit-government-in-row-over-europe-referendum