The Mail misses an important point here: David Cameron should face a ‘no confidence’ vote, whatever the result of the EU referendum.
His conduct has fallen well below the standard we should expect of a UK prime minister.
He only called this referendum in an effort to prevent UKIP from gaining in popularity – an effort that has not succeeded as well as he might have hoped.
So some might ask why he bothered having it at all – especially if the majority of the UK supports remaining in the EU, as pollsters are predicting.
Then there is the manner in which he has conducted his ‘Remain’ campaign – and let us remind ourselves that it is separate from the down-to-Earth and fact-based Labour campaign.
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t want to have a flurry of scaremongering speculation forced into my face every day.
Nor did I want to watch the Tory soap opera the mainstream media have presented to the world. If this is a clash of personality, it merely shows that most of the Tory toffs don’t have one.
To sum up:
If ‘Remain’ wins the vote, Cameron should face a vote of ‘no confidence’ for calling the referendum in the first place and running his campaign in such a shoddy manner.
If ‘Leave’ wins the vote, Cameron should face a vote of ‘no confidence’ for losing.
In either eventuality, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, George Osborne and all the other ineffectual Tory wannabes should lose any privilege, and certainly their ministerial positions, for unstatespersonlike behaviour.
The only real information in this referendum is what the UK’s membership of the EU gets it, and what is denied to us by that membership.
If we know what we have, then we know what we lose – or may gain – if we leave.
Everything else is speculation. Much is distortion. Some is outright falsehood.
Can you tell the difference? No?
That’s why Cameron will have to face his own vote, and soon.
Dozens of Tory MPs are threatening to topple David Cameron over his handling of the EU referendum.
In the wake of the latest Brexit ‘dodgy’ dossier row, senior party figures said he would have to name a date for his departure if he wanted to avoid a massive bloodletting.
They said even this might not prevent a formal vote of no-confidence after June 23, whatever the poll result.
The plotting followed another day of extraordinary clashes between senior Tory party figures over No 10’s Project Fear strategy. Boris Johnson claimed a Treasury dossier was a ‘hoax’.
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