David Cameron launches the Conservatives In campaign in London [Image: Alex B Huckle/Getty].

This is a storm in a teacup because the issue is utterly irrelevant.

It doesn’t matter if Tory ‘Out’ campaigners think Cameron’s agreement has no weight in law – not if Cameron, the UK government, the EU and the governments of all its member states are committed to treating it that way. And they are.

This story does signify a welcome change, in that the ‘lame-stream’ media are now admitting that the Tories are fighting each other.

And those of us in the know can appreciate that they are making fools of themselves, arguing over a meaningless technicality.

Open warfare has broken out in Conservative ranks over the legal status of David Cameron’s EU deal after leading out campaigner Michael Gove claimed that it could be overruled by the European court of justice.

Downing Street responded to the justice secretary’s intervention by organising statements from senior lawyers to rebut his claims, including from Jeremy Wright, the attorney general, and Dominic Grieve, his predecessor as the government’s chief law officer.

Conservative out campaigners went on to release their own legal opinions stating Cameron’s negotiated settlement was worthless in law, with Dominic Raab, a justice minister in the leave camp, suggesting it had less value than a guarantee for a new dishwasher.

Source: EU referendum: Tories in open warfare over legal status of Cameron deal | Politics | The Guardian

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