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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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EU official: Commons vote reflects internal debate in UK

Richard Corbett, who advises the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, has said that Brussels sees tonight's vote as an internal debate, adding that "some would say [it is] an internal debate within one particular party".

Speaking to BBC News, he likened Britain leaving the EU to "economic suicide" and said that 3.5 million jobs would directly suffer.

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