Cameron’s ultimatum – if you’re not pro-EU, get out of the cabinet

The Tories are divided

Over the weekend, more than 50 Conservative MPs formed a group called Conservatives for Britain, aiming to fight for a Brexit and “end the supremacy of EU law over more matters of British life”.

David Cameron, it seems, has decided to play hardball with his own ministers, telling the cabinet they cannot keep their senior roles if they plan to campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

Currently, only former cabinet ministers, such as Owen Paterson and John Redwood are part of the campaign and no current cabinet ministers have come forward saying they favour a Brexit.

Despite pressure from within the party, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said there was no way the government was going to attempt to exit the EU.

“If you are talking about the House of Commons having a unilateral red card veto, that is not achievable, that is not negotiable,” he said.

“That would effectively be the end of the European Union.”

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Readers' comments (2)

  • What is Cameron going to do if the people vote to come out, or is he going to rig the vote ?
    We do not have a Predance or does he think he is one.
    The people decide not him.

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  • He is already rigging the vote. Ministers are not able to disagree, there is not going to be a; pre-vote campaign moratorium, the Civil Service is going to throw the Government's weight behind the 'in' campaign, and a virtually unlimited amount of money is coming from the government and the EU for an 'in'. This is gerrymandering, not democracy-scandalous.

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