Cable: EU vote bill 'damaging'

The Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable has criticised Tory backbenchers' moves for an EU referendum Bill, as "just reopening a Pandora's box which potentially is not only damaging to them as a party, but it is damaging to the country."

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Labour: Vote 'is further devastating blow to PM's authority'

This vote is a further devastating blow to the Prime Minister's authority.

It demonstrates that David Cameron has managed to turn a Europe issue into a leadership issue.

This is a Prime Minister who has lost control of the agenda and tonight lost control of his Party.

David Cameron’s backbenchers have shown they simply won’t give up until he gives in.

The real risk is that he spends the coming month trying to get his party back in line, instead of focusing on getting our economy back on track.

– Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander

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Tory MPs in favour of amendment speak out on Twitter

A number of Conservative MPs are identifying themselves as having voted in favour of the amendment to the Queen's Speech on Twitter.

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Just voted for amendment "regretting" the lack of EU referendum bill in the Queen's Speech

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I voted 4 an EU Referendum. I trust the public to have an informed debate & crucially the final say, only the Conservatives can deliver this

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I voted for amendment regretting lack of EU Referendum Bill in Queen's Speech - I believe my constituents deserve a say on the EU

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