Wharton Wins Battle With Downing Street

20130619-085454.jpg A few weeks back Guido reported in his Sun column that James Wharton was playing hardball with the Tories over the EU referendum bill, well his tactics have paid off. Wharton’s was unhappy with the “sloppy” draft bill thrust on him by his party, now he has been successful in changing the wording of the question. He has also inserted a clause requiring the government to announce the date of the referendum by the end of 2016.

Dave has been told he can’t be an official co-sponsor of the Bill because it would make it a government bill, so he is instead putting his name down via CCHQ’s new public co-sponsor app:


Given this all depends on what happens in 2015 Number 10 arguably don’t have much to lose by being conciliatory…

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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