David Cameron faced a barrage of attacks in Parliament over his EU deal.
Nothing odd about that – except a big chunk of it came from behind his back.
At least 23 Tory MPs … undermined their Prime Minister’s prize renegotiation in just two hours as part of a full-blooded assault.
Many even wore the garish yellow and black ties of the “Go” campaign to get Britain out of the EU.
Tory MP Richard Drax made a carefully worded and thinly veiled attack on Cameron.
“Would he agree that we are nothing more than tenants whose duty while we serve is to protect our island inheritance, thus our democracy, sovereignty and freedom?” he said.
“And that we have no right whatsoever – none – to sell it all, let alone cheaply to a bureaucratic institution like the EU?”
Tory rebel Andrew Bridgen came up with a rather delightful Titanic metaphor for the renegotiations.
“The German captain of the ship that is the European Union has deliberately steered it into a migration iceberg with all the watertight doors open.
“Rather than just rearranging the deckchairs, wouldn’t it be better to direct them to the available lifeboats while the band’s still playing, before the inevitable happens?”
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