Knowing that he has demanded they support his line until after he brings any EU deal to a full cabinet meeting, they know this meant he would spend the weekend campaigning for an ‘In’ vote while their hands are tied, if that meeting remained scheduled for next week.
He is sly that way. The Tory puppy press play it down but Cabinet members also know enough about him to judge him by his actions, not be other people’s words.
So the Cabinet meeting has been rescheduled to take place before the weekend, with Cameron being dragged back to face ministers who are not going to accept any nonsense.
What a shame they can’t be bothered to show such rigour regarding his harmful domestic policies.
Note also that we’re still being told nothing about how our EU membership affects us – in both good and bad ways – on a daily basis.
David Cameron has been forced into a humiliating Cabinet climbdown.
If he strikes a deal at the EU summit on Thursday and Friday, it will trigger the referendum campaign.
The PM has said all Ministers must toe the Government line until the Cabinet has approved his package.
He planned to do that next week. But Eurosceptic ministers feared he would use the weekend to campaign for “In” unopposed.
Now Mr Cameron has agreed to head straight back from Brussels for an emergency Cabinet meeting.
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