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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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Cameron 'very happy' on EU referendum draft bill

Number 10 on Private Members' Bill: David Cameron is "very happy" James Wharton has taken on EU referendum draft legislation and will give it the Conservative party's "full backing".

Prime Minister David Cameron. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Tory MPs will be given a three line whip to support the Private Members' Bill on it passage through Parliament.

But Downing Street are unable to guarantee the Bill will be given government time for its passage through Parliament because Nick Clegg disagrees with the Prime Minister on the issue.

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