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Vote Rigging By Cameron over EU Referendum !
« on: October 23, 2011, 10:40:21 am »

 Tory rebels face disciplinary action if they snub three-line whip on EU vote, Defence Secretary warns

   Philip Hammond says whip in place to protect Government policy
   Claims EU debate on whether UK should remain in EU is a 'distraction'
   PM has ordered Conservatives to vote against Commons motion calling for referendum

   But at least 60 Tories look set to rebel

 A senior Cabinet minister today became the latest figure to ramp up the pressure on rebel Tory MPs by claiming they could be disciplined if they defied the three-line whip in tomorrow's EU debate.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said that staging a refendum on Britain's EU membership was contrary to Government policy and should not be supported by Conservative MPs.
He said the Government would be imposing a three-line whip in tomorrow's Commons debate on a backbench motion calling for a referendum ordering them to vote against or face the prospect of disciplinary action.
'Right now the immediate and urgent issue is sorting out the crisis in the eurozone,' he told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.
'Investment, job prospects, economic growth in Britain are all threatened by the current crisis in the eurozone and this, frankly, right now is a distraction.

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