Tory MPs dismiss David Cameron’s EU reform agenda


Europe has always been the Conservative Party’s Achilles Heel.

If backbenchers are starting to make noises now about perceived weaknesses in David Cameron’s approach, then it seems unlikely his leadership will continue anything like as long as he hopes.

But with the Conservative Government holding a tiny majority in the Commons, this could signal an extremely premature – but much-deserved – end to their term in office.

Cameron may be hoping this will keep his noisy backbenchers at bay – but he can’t bank on it.

After all, he isn’t the first Tory leader to be threatened by backstabbers.

Conservative backbenchers have said they believe the row over the four-year ban on receiving tax credits, a pledge in the Tory election manifesto, was manufactured.

Owen Paterson, who served as Environment Secretary until 2014, said the benefits question was “all froth and bubble”.

He told Sky’s Murnaghan show: “We were promised a major renegotiation, a total change in relationship with our European neighbours and he’s like someone in a little dinghy bumping along being towed along by the enormous great Channel ferry…

“This is a very small issue this, whether we pay benefits to people after three or four years or whatever. There are much bigger draws to this country.”

Source: Tory MPs dismiss David Cameron’s EU reform agenda | PoliticsHome.com

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5 thoughts on “Tory MPs dismiss David Cameron’s EU reform agenda

  1. Michael Broadhurst

    hope it does bring this govt down.i laughed my conkers off when Thatcher had to leave Downing St in tears,after what i considered was the worst govt ever.
    that was until this shower of sh**e arrived who are the worst ever,by the proverbial country mile.

  2. Nick

    Donald trump don’t like Muslims and the conservatives don’t like migrants from the EU and in reality it is these types of people that cause all of the worlds problems in the first place and it’s about time the world saw it in that light as from there dislike elitists background which at it’s very heart is ME ME ME then you can never go forward in peace and as i say hopefully the uk will be able to see it and the conservatives for what they are and that’s just a small elitist group full of hate for others

  3. Roy Beiley

    How I wish people could see that. They probably do but do not like what the alternative might be. Fear keeps people in their place. If it wasn’t the case Cameron and Chums would have been dispatched already. Curious thing is, they may well be booted out by their own apostles. Bring it on!?

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