Tories score valuable points

The more traditional arm of the Conservative Party flexed its muscle on the vote over an in-or-out referendum on Europe last week. While they may have lost the vote, they did squeeze an assurance from

30th October, 2011

The more traditional arm of the Conservative Party flexed its muscle on the vote over an in-or-out referendum on Europe last week. While they may have lost the vote, they did squeeze an assurance from David Cameron that he shared their desire to repatriate powers from Europe.

A few days later the traditionalists received more good news, albeit from an unlikely source in Kenneth Clarke. The justice secretary had, in the early days of this...

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