Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cameron Faces Commons Defeat Over Europe

Conservative backbenchers are preparing to ambush the controversial European Union Bill which goes before the Commons when MPs return from their Christmas break.

Eurosceptic Tories will table radical changes to the legislation, which they claim does not deliver on its promise of a referendum on future transfers of powers to the European Union.

If the changes strengthening the legislation are not accepted by the Government, some Conservatives said they might even vote down the entire Bill.

Last night Labour sources signalled that Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, will order his MPs to oppose the legislation too.'


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