David Cameron prepares 'nuclear option' on EU referendum
Matthew Holehouse, and Peter DominiczakDavid Cameron is prepared to use special constitutional powers to ensure that plans for an EU referendum become law before the next election.
The Prime Minister has pledged to use the Parliament Act to overpower the House of Lords and get the EU Referendum Bill onto the statute book before 2015, it is understood.
Mr Cameron fears the Bill, which promises to give the British public a vote on membership of the European Union by 2017, could be killed in the House of Lords by Labour and Liberal Democrat peers.
That would leave the Conservatives vulnerable to attacks by Ukip in the next election.
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"David Cameron prepares 'nuclear option' on EU referendum", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-prepares-nuclear-option-on-eu-referendum